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If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin    Black
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Sep 25, 2011

it was amazing
Read in October, 2011

I enjoyed this book very much, and I also had the opportunity to hear Robin Black read as part of the All But True fiction series at the Muse House Center in Chestnut Hill, PA. What really struck me about Black's reading and discussion of her work was her honesty about the writing process: each story in this collection, she explained, took somewhere in the neighborhood of nine months to write. And it shows... These stories are beautifully crafted and highly moving. Moreover, as a writer myself, it was heartening to hear another writer note that good writing involves a lot of time and effort, thus dispelling the myth of the "book that wrote itself." Overall, this is a highly enjoyable book, and if you ever get a chance to hear Robin Black read, I highly recommend it.
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