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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Each of Robert Garner McBrearty’s stories has its own sensibility, but what his characters share is a desire to know how best to live when confronted by unforeseeable chance. Here readers will meet budding writers, ailing professors, reluctant gunslingers, and kidnapped kids; they grapple with conflicts of conscience and the mysteries of love. McBrearty excels in devising ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published (first published October 19th 2011)
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Jenny Shank
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Let the Birds Drink In Peace
Robert Garner McBrearty
152 pages, softcover: $14.99.
Conundrum Press, 2011.

In Colorado writer Robert Garner McBrearty's fresh and funny new story collection, Let the Birds Drink In Peace, a boy tells his mother he plans to do something great when he grows up. "Everybody feels like that when they're young," she replies. And yet, in several stories in this collection –– McBrearty's third –– regular guys do experience an instant of
Dec 15, 2011 rated it liked it
I don't read short stories very often. I generally don't find them very satisfying, I think because there isn't room for much character development. I felt this way about McBrearty's collection. I wanted to know the characters better. But I did really enjoy the dialogue in each story; it rings true and is often interesting and entertaining.
Christopher Datta
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
McBrearty is a master of the short story genre. This is his second collection and is every bit as powerful in its scope and insight as his first. A must read for lovers of the short story, the most difficult literary convention in my opinion. I look forward to his next book.
May 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Some of the stories were interesting and others were down right odd.....
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A lovely collection of smart, diverse stories.
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