Bookslinger Update: “Last Cottage”

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9781566893381The story today is from The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic by Christopher Merkner and published by Coffee House Press. In these stories, an enraged village gaslights unsuspecting vacationers and a young man delays an impending confession, fondling the nostrils of his mother’s pet pig. Sharp and uneasy, for these inheritors of tradition, that which binds them most closely—offering stability and identity and comfort—are precisely the qualities that set them back, pull them down, burden, limit, and ruin them.

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Bookslinger Update: “When All This Was Bay Ridge”

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9781888451580This week’s story comes from Brooklyn Noir, edited by Tim McLoughlin and published by Akashic. New York’s punchiest borough asserts its criminal legacy with all new stories from a magnificent set of today’s best writers. Brooklyn Noir moves from Coney Island to Bedford-Stuyvesant to Bay Ridge to Red Hook to Bushwick to Sheepshead Bay to Park Slope and far deeper, into the heart of Brooklyn’s historical and criminal largesse, with all of its dark splendor. Each contributor presents a brand new story set in a distinct neighborhood.

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Bookslinger Update: “Roger Ebert Critiques His Second Date With Oprah Winfrey”

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9780983422853Today’s story comes from the anthology Chicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions, edited by Michael Czyzniejewski and published by Curbside Splendor. Forty dramatic fictions each told in the persona of famous Chicagoan from Barack Obama to Oprah Winfrey. For everyone who’s always wondered what would happen if Roger Ebert had taken Oprah Winfrey to a critics’ screening of Revenge of The Nerds for their second date.

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Bookslinger Update: “January: The Height of Good Taste”

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9781908313003Today’s story comes from Freedom Fries and Cafe Creme by Jocelyne Rapinac, published by Gallic Books. Transatlantic tales of food and love – with recipes. Lucas sits in a Boston coffee shop, longing for a proper cup of French café . . . Juliette returns to Burgundy and the love she turned her back on . . . In Manhattan, live-in chef Armand is content with his life. And yet . . .

This delicious story collection brings together a cast of characters from both sides of the Atlantic who all share a genuine delight in good food. Each story captures a moment when love is found, lost, or rejected. There is a story for each month of the year, accompanied by easy-to-follow recipes.

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Bookslinger Update: “Peggy Lee in Africa”

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9781551525211This week’s story comes from Patrick Roscoe’s suite of stories The Laboratory of Love, published by Arsenal Pulp Press. In this powerful collection set in Spain, Africa, and North America, populated by wild dogs, tattoo artists, and lost boys, Patrick Roscoe’s characters- lonely, damaged, nomadic- are outsiders in an often brutal and punishing world. In Roscoe’s beguiling laboratory, science meets emotion in experiments that attempt to decipher the forces of love, loss, and longing.

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Bookslinger Update: “That Baby”

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9781940430041Today’s story is by Lindsay Hunter and comes from The New Black: A Neo Noir Anthology, published by Curbside Splendor. The New Black is a collection of twenty neo-noir stories exemplifying the best authors currently writing in this dark sub-genre. A mixture of horror, crime, fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, and the grotesque—all with a literary bent—these stories are the future of genre-bending fiction.

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Bookslinger Update: “Seven Clues”

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9781933527772This week’s story comes from Widow’s Dozen by Marek Waldorf, published by Turtle Point Press. In a New York State town submitting to endless summer Waldorf delivers a Widow’s Dozen of lyrical and poignant tales. Subtle lives—nostalgia lit, lovingly textured—bridge currents in catastrophe from impossible to remote to inevitable. A paean to Cheever’s lost world before the storm: “the illusion of a country divided evenly between the lights of catastrophe and repose.”

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