224 pp., 5.5 x 8.5
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5977-3
Published: September 2009
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In one flash of literary artistry after another, these sixty-five established and emerging writers remind us why we read fiction: to laugh, to learn, to feel, to be discomfited and challenged, to be transported, and to make enlightening and enduring connections with the world outside our own skins. Long Story Short will appeal to legions of fans who already delight in reading many of the North Carolina authors included here and will introduce them to extraordinary writers they have not yet discovered.
Anthony S. Abbott
Amy Knox Brown
Orson Scott Card
Telisha Moore Leigg
Heather Ross Miller
Courtney Jones Mitchell
Joe Ashby Porter
About the Author
Marianne Gingher is professor of English and comparative literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her most recent book is Adventures in Pen Land.
For more information about Marianne Gingher, visit the Author Page.
"They are addictive, these little stories. Finish one, and you want to dive into the next."--Charlotte Observer
"Extraordinary voices. . . . The best of these stories delight, shock and mystify but often require a retracing of steps, a closer look--with each rereading deepening our understanding."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution
An Oxford American Editors' Pick
"[Gingher is] a teacher and a writer who passes the torch."--Durham Herald-Sun
"A concise, comprehensive, and compulsively readable collection of short-short stories. . . . Timely."—Art & Literature: the Literary Blog of Metro Magazine
"Never mind that no piece extends beyond 1,800 words--these chiseled diminutives somehow scale up, and the reader feels satisfied."--Our State