Category Archives: Short story collections

Smart, sharp and profound: ‘How the Light Gets In’ by Clare Fisher

There really is no excuse for how long it’s taken me to get round to writing about Fisher’s short story collection.  The delay is certainly not because of any doubt on my part that this book should be raved about and … Continue reading

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Beyond ‘Brokeback Mountain’: ‘Close Range: Wyoming Stories’ by Annie Proulx

I have been meaning to read ‘Close Range’ for years.  I even managed to kid myself that I’d read most of it, when I found a stand-alone edition of ‘Brokeback Mountain’, the last novella in the collection, at my local … Continue reading

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Those loveable rogues on Broadway: ‘Guys and Dolls and Other Stories’ by Damon Runyon (1932)

After the all-too-real misery of the New York presented in Caro’s massive, masterful biography ‘The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York‘ (and I don’t even want to mention the election), I was in bad need of … Continue reading

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