Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bookslinger Update: “The Pelican Bar”

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This week’s story is from What I Didn’t See and Other Stories by Karen Joy Fowler, published by Small Beer Press. In her moving and elegant new collection, New York Times bestseller Karen Joy Fowler writes about John Wilkes Booth’s younger brother, a one-winged man, a California cult, and a pair of twins, and she digs into our past, present, and future in the quiet, witty, and incisive way only she can. The sinister and the magical are always lurking just below the surface.

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Bookslinger Update: “In Memoriam, Ingmar Bergman”

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This week’s story is from Love Doesn’t Work by Henning Koch, published by Dzanc Books. Stories hilarious and haunting, characters reckless and wary, wise and wanting- Love Doesn’t Work works absolutely. These stories have a futuristic feel to them – almost a literary science fiction reminiscent of Ray Bradbury. Readers will enjoy their way through Henning Koch’s ideas as expressed by his characters.

Enduring her jet-set life in Sardinia, a woman has learnt to sublimate her erotic longings caused by her husband’s impotence, until a visitor offers a more immediate solution. A claustrophobic banker fears the destruction of his relationship when he discovers a yawning hole beneath the streets of Stockholm. The arrival of a gorgeous Russian piano prodigy inspires a screenwriter to look beyond his treadmill London existence. And while fixing a leaking toilet in the wilds of Sweden, Ingmar Bergman explains the predicament of lovers in a hostile world.

Love Doesn’t Work offers classic storytelling with profound, startling insights into human desire and its shortfalls. Inspired by the ancient Cathars, these seven tales present a vision of life as an inevitable struggle against ignorance, darkness and sexual confusion. Devilish and playful in tone, they leave the reader with a sense of outraged satisfaction and delight.

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Bookslinger Update: “The Faery Handbag”

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This week’s story is from Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link, published by Small Beer Press.  Kelly Link riffs on haunted convenience stores, husbands and wives, rabbits, zombies, weekly apocalyptic poker parties, witches, superheroes, marriage, and cannons in her new collection. Each story is illustrated by artist Shelley Jackson, and Jackson’s cover illustration is modeled on Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting “Lady with an Ermine.” Magic for Beginners was selected as a Best Book of the Year by Time magazine, Book Sense, and Salon.

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Bookslinger Update: “Mitzvah”

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This week’s story is from Other Resort Cities by Tod Goldberg, published by Dzanc BooksIn ten seductive new stories, the author of Simplify and Living Dead Girl encounters the ruthless, vulnerable people who inhabit resort cities, along with their misdemeanors and felonies. Vibrant, moving, and often profound, Other Resort Cities is Goldberg at his best.

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