Articles tagged elissa schappell, short fiction, women's fiction

‘The O. Henry Prize Stories’ Are a True Gift, Year After Year

One of the best ways to celebrate the short story is still through anthologies such as The O. Henry Prize Stories. It's a tradition that deserves to endure.

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The Storyteller Speaks: Rare and Different Fictions of the Grateful Dead

As well written as the stories are, perhaps the biggest enticement for readers will be the chance to glimpse one of the longest lasting subcultures in American history.

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The Best Australian Stories 2008, ed.  Delia Falconer

This is less a Nick Hornby mixtape, with each selection ordered just so, and more akin to an mp3 playlist, inviting the reader to dip in and out at leisure.

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9 Sep 2007 // 10:41 PM

Among Other Things, I’ve Taken Up Smoking by Aoibheann Sweeney

Modeled on Book I of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Among Other Things... is a fresh, intriguing perspective on coming of age.

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23 Jul 2007 // 10:58 PM

Dedication by Emma McLaughlin

While Dedication doesn't carve out new territory in the crowded chick lit universe, it is an appealing tale of giddy love, heartbreak and the ultimate triumph of girl power.

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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