Winner of The Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Have you read it? Have you even heard of it? Any thoughts?
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13 thoughts on “Winner of The Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction”

  1. Oh, she's a wonderful writer–though I haven't heard of her Collected. Her stories can be long–nearly novellas in some cases, but the specificity of detail, whether she writes of a small child trying to impress his grandfather, or of life "Under the 82nd Airborne", is something few others can match. Enjoy!!!

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  2. Her name was vaguely familiar, perhaps from The New Yorker. I've learned three things about her: she grew up in suburban Chicago, she has no television, and she describes her writing technique as "a kind of closing in on the thing". This is someone I am going to read. I suspect I'll like her work.

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  3. I haven't heard of this book, or the author, but I will definitely check her out. Thank you!! I love that cover. A kid's drawing of a house with a tear, do you think? I rather think houses do feel badly when their people leave.

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