“Our world is fragmented, Amanda Eyre Ward seems to say, in all the ways that it might be. I’m going to put it back together for you, slowly. Take my hand.” Kurt Caswell on Amanda Eyre Ward’s new collection of short stories, Love Stories in This Town.
“[Welsh] doesn’t do redemption. At best, a crack in the façade reveals some minuscule glimmer of humanity; at worst, the characters triumph and beat down whatever decency and goodness dared challenge them.” John Matthew Fox takes on Irvine Welsh’s latest, Reheated Cabbage.
“Hell is a place where bookstores go out of business as soon as they open.” Karen Laws looks at Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler’s Hell.
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