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Tell me a Riddle

Confession: I had never heard of Tillie Olsen until I bumped into a short story competition with her name attached. Some google followed, in which I found this short story “I stand here ironing”  http://producer.csi.edu/cdraney/2011/278/resources/olsen_ironing.pdf and...
Homesick for another world

Homesick for another world

Moshfegh has been compared to Flannery O’Connor, Jim Thompson, Shirley Jackson and Patricia Highsmith but her voice and her mastery of language and tone are unique. One of the most gifted and exciting young writers in America, is what people say. Admitted, I loved the...
Music for Wartime: stories

Music for Wartime: stories

By Rebecca Makkai So here’s the thing: I wanted to love all of it. Because of the interview I read with Rebecca (that landed this book on the TBR list in the first place) because of her journey towards publishing this collection, and because, well, it’s short stories...