April 14, 2004
16 Down, 36 To Go

Jenny and the Jaws of Life, by Jincy Willett, is a collection of dark, well-formed psychologically thrilling stories. Though a bit uneven and at times seemingly repetitive in its characters, the book holds much promise for a first collection of short fiction. I am intrigued enough by Willett's craft to put her only novel, Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather, on my future reading list.

Next up: Small Wonder, a collection of essays by one of my wife's favorite novelists, Barbara Kingsolver.

Posted by david on April 14, 2004
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Posted by: kara on April 14, 2004 11:43 AM

"a collection of dark, well-formed psychologically thrilling stories. Though a bit uneven and at times seemingly repetitive in its characters, the book holds much promise for a first collection of short fiction..."

hey i've been in to that lately... (like 'well' by matthew mcintosh and 'super flat times' by matthew derby :) sounds cool, thanks for the rec!

Posted by: gogol13 on April 14, 2004 03:52 PM
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