Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bookslinger Update: “Watanya Cicilia”

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This week’s story is from Odditorium by Melissa Pritchard, published by Bellevue Literary Press. In each of these lyrical and baroque tales, Melissa Pritchard transports readers into spine-tingling milieus that range from the astounding realm of Robert LeRoy Ripley’s “odditoriums” to the courtyard where Edgar Allan Poe once played as a child. Whether she is setting the famed figures of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, including Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull, against the real, genocidal history of the American West, or contrasting the luxurious hotel where British writer Somerset Maugham stayed with the modern-day brothels of India, her stories illuminate the many ways history and architecture exert powerful forces upon human consciousness.

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Bookslinger Update: “The Juniper Tree”

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This week’s story is from The Juniper Tree and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm, published by Pushkin Press. A beautiful edition of classic fairy and folk tales selected, edited, and translated by the award-winning translator Anthea Bell. This volume contains a small but representative selection from the Brothers Grimm’s Children’s and Household Tales, the most famous and influential of all the nineteenth-century folklore collections.

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Bookslinger Update: “The Legend’s Daughter”

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This week’s story is from The Legend’s Daughter by David Kranes, published by Torrey House Press. The stories in The Legend’s Daughter inhabit present-day Idaho where fires, streams, and landscapes ask–even demand–that individuals reconsider and reorient their lives. An award-winning playwright, David Kranes infuses this collection with swift dialogue and complicated characters, including a kayaking actor, a rebellious high school teacher, and a lipstick-loving fly fisherman.

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Bookslinger Update: “Custody Bus”

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This week’s story is from Damn Love Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, published by Ig Publishing. Set in San Francisco and North Carolina, the linked stories in Damn Love introduce us to a group of characters struggling with love in all its complicated forms, including a young doctor who treats heroin addicts, a newly married gay man who tries to reconcile with his mother after years of estrangement, a trio of physicists caught in a surprising love triangle, and a soldier who takes secrets with her to the Iraqi desert. Together, these stories report from the fault lines of American life, uncertain territory where identity, risk, and desire co-mingle  and where resilience is found in even the most flawed efforts to connect.

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