Monthly Archives: July 2013

Bookslinger Update: “Deadheading”

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This week’s story is from Grind by Mark Maynard, published by Torrey House Press. Convicts round up wild mustangs, a schizophrenic homeless man wins the jackpot and disappears, a truck driver with a child’s mind spends his last hours in the embrace of a prostitute’s photos—disparate and vivid, Mark Maynard’s characters intersect in the new wild west of Reno, Nevada.

“Throughout the volume’s eight tenuously linked tales, lives and fortune are lost, and the city of Reno emerges as a locus of shattered souls. Maynard’s debut collection bursts with idiosyncratic characters…packs a strong emotional punch…is strangely entertaining.”
—Publishers Weekly

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Bookslinger Update: “Wrinkled Motorcycle”

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This week’s story is from Poachers Caught by Tom Chapin with illustrations by Hal Rime, published by Adventure Publications. This collection of 35 true stories defines Tom Chapin’s career as a game warden. It allows you to experience each encounter as if you were there. From illegal night hunters to major fish poaching cases, the book will interest anyone who is concerned about our natural resources and who likes a good story.

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Bookslinger Update: “Delauney the Broker”

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This week’s story comes from Life on Paper by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, translated by Edward Gauvin, and published by Small Beer Press. The celebrated career of Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud is well known to readers of French literature. This comprehensive collection—the first to be translated into English—introduces a distinct and dynamic voice to the Anglophone world. In many ways, Châteaureynaud is France’s own Kurt Vonnegut, and his stories are as familiar as they are fantastic.

A Life on Paper presents characters who struggle to communicate across the boundaries of the living and the dead, the past and the present, the real and the more-than-real. While Châteaureynaud’s stories examine the diffidence and cruelty we are sometimes capable of, they also highlight the humanity in the strangest of us and our deep appreciation for the mysterious.

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Bookslinger Update: “Musings in the Library”

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This week’s story comes from Love in a Bottle by Antal Szerb, published by Pushkin Press. This selection of stories, set in mythical times and in 1920s and 1930s London and Paris, reflects Antal Szerb’s love of life and irrepressible irony that has become his trademark: from Szerb’s earliest stories, driven by his intense political and religious idealism, to his later work, marked by the sympathy and humour of Journey by Moonlight and The Queen’s Necklace.

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