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!!!


  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.


  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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