Gary Guinn

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Gary Guinn loves reading, creative writing, travel, dogs, and craft beer. His short fiction has been published in various literary magazines and anthologies. His first novel, A Late Flooding Thaw, was published in 2005, and his second novel, Sacrificial Lam, was released March 3, 2017. He lives in the southern Ozark Mountains, where the characters of his fiction occupy the fault line between desire and the demands of a society steeped in tradition.

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Gary Guinn I have several books I'm looking forward to reading this summer. Here's the short list:
The Almost Moon, by Alice Sebold
Snow Flower and the…more
I have several books I'm looking forward to reading this summer. Here's the short list:
The Almost Moon, by Alice Sebold
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See
No One to Trust, by Iris Johansen
The Preacher, by Sander Jakobsen
Reservation Blues, by Sherman Alexi(less)
Gary Guinn Oh, yes. In my most recent book, Sacrificial Lam, a mystery-suspense novel set on the campus of a small southern college, I used as the setting the…moreOh, yes. In my most recent book, Sacrificial Lam, a mystery-suspense novel set on the campus of a small southern college, I used as the setting the campus at which I taught. I also used several of my colleagues as models for some of the characters. No lawsuits yet! :)
Actually, I treated the identifiable people very well. The unsavory characters were fiction. Weren't they?(less)
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The Guest Cat, by Takashi Hiraide, an Imagist Novel

Takashi Hiraide’s short novel The Guest Cat (136 pages) is difficult to categorize. Hiraide is a well-known Japanese poet, and this little book reads like an Imagist poem. Each of the twenty-nine short chapters is itself an image, or a tableau, that adds a piece to the larger puzzle. The chapters at times seem almost independent of the story. At times, they meander into brief musings on philoso...

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Novels about writers and writing have become a cliche. Why don't we all agree to allow just one more in the genre--the title, Writer's Angst!. The entire text--"It's hard, baby. Oh, it's hard." It has everything. Brevity, drama, plenty of double entendre. A ...more
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“People can't, unhappily, invent their mooring posts, their lovers and their friends, anymore than they can invent their parents. Life gives these and also takes them away and the great difficulty is to say Yes to life.”
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“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
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“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
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