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Alyson Hagy

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Alyson Hagy, a novelist and short story writer, was raised on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and now lives and teaches in Laramie, Wyoming.

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Ghosts of Wyoming

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A strong 3.5 stars from me. I admire this book enormously. Its design is elegant, even brilliant. Its themes and subject (the Occupation of Palestine) are so important, so crushing and crucial. Yet I struggled at times to stay in the narrative, to be ...more
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I admire this book from stem to stern. It's a complex presentation of complex issues--thoughtful, timely, challenging, thorough. I'll be re-reading it again soon to help me deepen my practices as teacher and artist. A must-read for those of us trying ...more
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“I think a person who wants too much is asking to be disappointed.... I'd like to be good at just one thing.”
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“A story is a strong bridge across the night.”
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It's time to vote for the first Graywolf Press Book Club selection of 2011! You have until Thursday, December 16th to vote on our January 2011 read, and the winner will be announced on December 17th. All new books in all genres from 2010 are included. Happy voting!

 
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Alyson Hagy Alicia--Tough one for me. I don't think of American fiction in regional terms like I once did. I guess that's because I've lived in some many different regions.

But. Faulkner, for sure. Probably Absalom, Absalom. And my list would include story collections by Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Peter Taylor, and Katherine Anne Porter. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy. Cane by Jean Toomer, yes. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines (or maybe A Gathering of Old Men). To Kill a Mockingbird. Beloved by Toni Morrison, perhaps?

And your picks?


Alicia Farmer O.K. Alyson, I saw this and immediately was curious what your list of 11 would be. Care to share?

Alicia


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