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Bob Mustin

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I've had a brief naval career and a longer one as a civil engineer in Georgia. During the early '90s, I was the editor of a small literary journal, The Rural Sophisticate, based in Georgia. In 2003, I was a North Carolina Writers Network writer-in-residence at Peace College under the late Doris Betts' guiding hand. My work has appeared in The Rockhurst Review, Elysian Fields Quarterly, Cooweescoowee, Under The Sun, Gihon River Review, Reflections Literary Journal, and at thesquaretable.com, raving dove, Sport Literate, The Externalist, Language and Culture, and R.KV.R.Y in electronic form. I also have two novels and one novella to my credit. A collection of connected short stories will be published late in 2012 or early 2013.

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Bob Mustin I very rarely have a problem with that. But when I feel I've run dry, I just take random notes on thoughts that occur, no matter the subject, and…moreI very rarely have a problem with that. But when I feel I've run dry, I just take random notes on thoughts that occur, no matter the subject, and usually something will appear that leads to a writing project. (less)
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The Blue Bicycle

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Sam's Place: Stories

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A Reason to Tremble

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A Place of Belonging

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I’m truly fortunate in being able to keep writing and in having my work published. This Saturday, March 15, 2014, a dystopian novella of mine will be launched as an e-book. The name? We Are Strong, But We Are Fragile.

It’s something of a fable, a cautionary tale, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the U.S… oh, what the heck, I’ll just give you the cover blurb:

2090 A.D. — The America nation has c... Read more of this blog post »
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At least as far back as The Canterbury Tales, there’s been the literary trope of characters on a seemingly nondescript journey, but a series of unexpected events change the journeyers forever. This is Jiles’ story in News Of The World, and it’s unexp ...more
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There are numerous stories out there playing on the trope of a self-styled mystic aboard a ship at sea predicting some ominous thing that may or may not come true, and Ian McGuire works that ground as if virgin soil. Patrick Sumner is an ex-British a ...more
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The Kid by Ron Hansen
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Over the years Ron Hansen has been perhaps my favorite contemporary writer, and as far as I know, I’ve been a loyal reader, having read every published book he’s written. Even met him years ago in Atlanta, had the opportunity to chat briefly with him ...more
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The Mess Of Some Families

I don’t believe I’ve read a modern novel that takes on the issues of divorced families as forthrightly as does Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth. The book begins with a christening party involving several late-‘sixties middle class
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A God By Any Other Name

For many mysticism conjures laughable things. Others allow it to be the freeway to their concept of God. In Borge’s thinking, at least as far as this thin volume of essays goes, mysticism in hidden somewhere in the plumbing of
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" It's one of the more interesting bios out there about music celebs. I don't think she told all, but then it wouldn't have been as good had she told al ...more "
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One of the challenges to writing fiction is deciding on a narrator. Is it your protagonist? The author - on the outside looking in? Something wild and wacky - dare I say improbable?
McEwan, always inventive in his compact little novellas, has decided
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Sometimes I read a book, not to assess its literary qualities, but simply because it fits into my personal history. This is one of those. But first, something about the author. Bill Keith is a journalist who has really gotten around. He worked as a w ...more
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