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Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters

by Karen Mulvahill

Several of the stories in Maya Sonenberg’s collection "Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters" are fairy tales. Although populated with kings and princesses and dragons and giants, these fairy tales also contain a dash of the modern. There’s a... Read More

Book Review

Droll Tales

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

The connected stories in Iris Smyles’s "Droll Tales" are innovative—filled with surrealistic imagery, dark comedy, and people unmoored in their lives. A young woman who believes that she will never find someone to whom she would give... Read More

Book Review

Pictures of the Shark

by Jeff Fleischer

An often sad and always compelling novel in short stories, Thomas H. McNeely’s "Pictures of the Shark" follows Buddy, tracking the echoes of his parents’ broken marriage as they reverberate through his coming-of-age. In “Snow,... Read More

Book Review

Night of the Living Rez

by Kristen Rabe

The discerning, masterful short stories in Morgan Talty’s "Night of the Living Rez" follow a Native community in Maine with power and precision. David, a Penobscot boy who grows up in a dysfunctional family on an isolated island... Read More

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