Favorites from “before the blog.”

STORMY WEATHER & OTHER STORIES by Lisa Alther captures the interconnected lives of people whose experiences in the ’60s & ’70s rippled into their future families…spouse switching, sexual latitude, offspring coming together…Alther captures the changing perspectives of a generation now in their early-elderly stage.

BATTLEBORN by Claire Vaye Watkins takes you to a gritty western place where life is never easy, choices are hard and optimism seems misplaced. Watkins, daughter of Manson’s second -in-command, writes beautifully-each story a concise gem.

BIRDS OF A LESSER PARADISE by Megan Mayhew Bergman…required reading for fans of short stories. Elegant and resonant portraits of the natural world and themes of family connections…the push and pull of the life forces that surround us. Loved it!


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