Oh, if Mark Gottlieb’s daddy weren’t the boss . . .
Amazon removes racist products.
The Danielle Smith fallout.
Cockygate stops crowing.
Poetry reading at a 15 year high.
B&N boots yet another CEO.
Heaven

Heaven

by Mike O’Mary

“Put on your winter coat and get a warm blanket,” I told my daughter. “We’re going out to look at Christmas lights.”

The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman

by Annette Gendler

February 3, 1946. Rain pounded the railcar’s roof. Karl felt as if inside a drum. A stuffy drum, smelling of wet wool and unwashed bodies.

Grief, Furniture

Grief, Furniture

by Beth Bilderback

This couch was made for grownups, vintage grownups of the 1930s, cinch-waisted female grownups and men who wore hats and drank martinis.

An Author’s Life

An Author’s Life

by Emile DeWeaver

Writers’ processes differ, but here’s my truth: Writing is hard and I hate it; revision is easy, and I want to take it to the movies, then get to third base.

My Own Struggle, Or An Exercise in Autofiction

My Own Struggle, Or An Exercise in Autofiction

by Isabella David McCaffrey

Autofiction is technically new, but now it’s been identified as a trend—like cat eyeliner then or wearing winter white. When the masses catch on, is it no longer cool?

Warped Optimism

Warped Optimism

by Diane Payne

After making the one hundred mile drive with my daughter for the Breast MRI appointment, she takes off to meet an old friend who is a medical student at the hospital.

Hidden in the Bone

Hidden in the Bone

by Jim Krosschell

Lately, as I’ve progressed from little walks around the living room to real walks around the block, the neighborhood seems to be different.

Face Value

Face Value

by Randy Osborne

“I don’t expect you to remember me,” she says. The Atlanta bar is loud around us. She’s maybe late 30s, with dark hair and eyes, apple cheeks, a certain kind of defiance about the lips.

Sunday

Sunday

by Lee Martin

A porch swing sways, and the chains in the eyehooks screwed into the rafters let out their lazy creaks as if this is a day of rest for them, too. Or nearly so.

Secrets in the Landscape

Secrets in the Landscape

by Cathy Herbert

The day he went into the hospital that last time, he told me he was not at all afraid of death. He did not believe in God.

Fireside
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Kazuo Ishiguro won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

A novel about trees by NBA winner Richard Powers

Soars up through the canopy of American literature —Ron Charles, Washington Post

The true story of a wilderness girl turned socialite

Concise, thoughtful, and well-researched —Kirkus Reviews

A provocative debut about the emotional price of success

Beautifully imagined and flawlessly executed —Joyce Carol Oates

A poetry debut that boldly confronts addiction

An electric current runs through the collection that keeps the reader going —Library Journal (starred review)

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