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Sara Batkie

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Sara Batkie is the author of the story collection Better Times, which won the 2017 Prairie Schooner Prize and is now available from University of Nebraska Press. She received her MFA from New York University. Stories of hers have been published in various journals, honored with a 2017 Pushcart Prize, and twice been cited as notable stories in the Best American Short Stories series. She was born in Bellevue, Washington and grew up mostly in Iowa, but currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

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Better Times

4.06 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Summer by Ali Smith
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Honestly not a lot to say here except that I'm in awe that Smith was able to carry out this project at all. That she did it so well makes it a rare gift. For those who haven't read any of the quartet yet, I humbly recommend my own method which was to ...more
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Terminal Boredom by Izumi Suzuki
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Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg
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This is a tricky one, in part because I saw the movie adaptation "Angel Heart" first and because I don't often read gumshoe mysteries. I more often read for language or character rather than plot, and gumshoes are all plot by design. For most of my r ...more
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Mona by Pola Oloixarac
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I feel like I liked all the bits and pieces of this short novel: the tough but vulnerable heroine; the satirization of the literary elite; the suggestion of violence lurking in the shadows; the nimble, often funny, prose. But for whatever reason the ...more
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The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
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Some books I enjoy because they share certain commonalities with my own writing and cherish character moments over big plot machinations. And some books I enjoy because they’re the polar opposite of anything I could ever imagine myself writing. Tom W ...more
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Subdivision by J. Robert Lennon
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This book will be very appealing to a very particular type of reader, probably one who enjoys video games more than I do, which is not at all. Like "Alice in Wonderland" by way of Charlie Kaufman, "Subdivision" doesn't have nearly the emotional heft ...more
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