Book Report: Ann Beattie’s The Burning House

Ann Beattie's The Burning House is a short story collection that came into my life as a battered paperback I picked up in a moment of sidewalk good fortune. Call it a gift from the universe that this restrained yet extraordinary collection should appear in my life during Short Story Month. I've been wanting to read Ann… Continue reading Book Report: Ann Beattie’s The Burning House

Rambling at Length About Short Stories

I know that it's June and technically National Short Story Month has ended, but I don't want to wait another year to talk about short stories, and this is my blog, dammit, so I'm going to keep talking about short stories. I am well on my way into Lorrie Moore's captivating first collection of short… Continue reading Rambling at Length About Short Stories