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kindle ë The First Paper Girl in Red Oak Iowa Stories Ò Paperback read ↠ ➾ [Download] ➾ The First Paper Girl in Red Oak Iowa Stories By Elizabeth Stuckey-French ➳ – Gwairsoft.co.uk With the stories in her first collection Elizabeth Stuckey French establishes herself as a With the stories in her first collection Elizabeth Stuckey French establishes herself as a smart new voice in American fiction and stakes her claim to a territory somewhere on the edge of stability where normal is not just boring but nearly impossible and where standing out in a crowd may just cause isolationHer character A collection of short stories about small moments in the lives of normal people those folks so kindly referred to as living in flyover country Mostly Midwesterners and the tone rings true A big dash of ennui salts the stories of the UI Writer's Workshop Grad Does the writers workshop ever graduate comedy writers?
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S mostly Midwesterners are bizarre but endearing A reform school graduate is placed in the care of her psychic aunt and in the servitude of a lucrative dog retrieval scheme A mother who has accepted her son’s modest employment selling blue jeans bemoans the above board lifestyle she discovers him leading as a wanted cri Overall this collection was good A few of the stories I didn't connect with either because the characterization wasn't there or the plot was dragging tension on little than a simmerA few stood out though including Junior and Search and Rescue By far my favorite of the collection was Electric Wizard I adore this short story have shared it around with anyone I know who loves short stories and still go back to read it time to time just for my own enjoyment It was Electric Wizard that saved this collection and what makes this book worth a look Would have given Electric Wizard a full 5 stars Yes it's that great but the collection as a whole is 4 wish I could have given 45
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The First Paper Girl in Red Oak Iowa StoriesMinal A rehab counselor lives vicariously through her already pregnant stepdaughter’s love affair with a drunk who spends his days in recovery and his nights in the barFull of wry wit tender sympathy and heartland attitude The First Paper Girl in Red Oak Iowa is as strange funny and poignant as the real world it resembl 2000 I bought the book second hand on a whim somehow assuming it was about a distant pastBut actually the stories apparently based loosely on the author's childhood are of an era no distant than my own childhoodI read halfway thru and then uit didn't seem interesting enough to continue