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I love short stories! While a great novel can move me into different worlds, times, places, I find that I can have these same compelling and entrancing experiences with short stories. And short stories cover all the genres of literature - what a tasty buffet from which to sample!
I have found that sometimes it is difficult to...
I love short stories!
While a great novel can move me into different worlds, times, places, I find that I can have these same compelling and entrancing experiences with short stories. And short stories cover all the genres of literature - what a tasty buffet from which to sample!
I have found that sometimes it is difficult to discover or even find
however. Sometimes disdained and so often misunderstood... Rarely cataloged as such, often not shelved in their own neighborhood, what's a person to do to find them! I am generally left with that old pal
to lead to me new authors.
Some of my favorite authors
: Edward P. Jones, Carol Shields, Alice Munro, Charles Baxter, Dan Chaon, Antonya Nelson, Tim Gatreaux, James Lee Burke, Jhumpa Lahiri, Richard Russo, Ellen Gilchrist, Robert Boswell, Ursala Hegi, Margaret Atwood, and many others.
And as you probably already noticed, many of these names, along with a wealth of other authors, are often perceived as "novelists" and we don't ever think to see if they too, are writers of short stories! Look at the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Orange Prize, Giller Prize, Booker Prize (and other) winners and you will notice that many of them are wonderful tellers of tales of a shorter nature:-)
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short story kindred spirit
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| Started March 2007
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Shades of Deception
A collection of ten fictional short stories centering on diverse men and women who in their speedy search for love, romance and bliss, become the targets and victims of deceit, betrayal, fraud, revenge and scandal. Each chapter tells a story as to how ordinary citizens who are sophisticated, successful and financially smart fall prey to insightful predators that use love, romance, lust and money as embellishments to destroy lives. Can be ordered as an e-book or paperback.
Vivienne Diane Neal started this discussion 1 year ago.
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