Something You Once Told Me – Book Review

  -Guest post contributed by Jack Messenger- Trains and boats and planes – modes of transport abound in Barry Stewart Hunter’s interestingly varied collection of short stories, although the people they convey are seldom up to speed with their own lives. Persons in transit and the mental dislocations they experience are a recurring motif; thematically,… Read More Something You Once Told Me – Book Review

He Runs the Moon – Book Review

  Themes of identity and belonging disturb the calm surface of Wendy Brandmark’s collection of short stories, which are set in Denver, New York and Boston in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Many of the stories concern characters who have been displaced geographically and emotionally: young or old, successful or unsuccessful, their lives have slipped… Read More He Runs the Moon – Book Review

Diaboliad and Notes on a Cuff – Book Review

  These two handsome and distinctive paperbacks form part of a series showcasing the work of Russian Master Mikhail Bulgakov. Some of the stories in Notes on a Cuff appear in English for the first time, so this is a real treat for Bulgakovians. In addition, both books include valuable textual apparatus: photographs (Mikhail was… Read More Diaboliad and Notes on a Cuff – Book Review

Editorial Review – Pivot Points

  Title: Pivot Points Author: T. R. Connolly Genre: Short Stories, Contemporary Fiction This collection of twelve stories offers readers a fairly broad spectrum of characters and settings, allowing readers to experience places from New York City, St. Joseph, Missouri, Coamo, Puerto Rico, and Recife, Brazil. Most of the stories have a strong urban flavor,… Read More Editorial Review – Pivot Points