"Our uniqueness means that nothing we know about another, not their religion, their education, their family, not what we observe about their manners, their dress, their speech, tells us the whole truth of them. That’s one of fiction’s lies, and one of its great satisfactions: that we can pretend, finally, to understand someone."
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- Sarabande holds the Linda Bruckheimer Reading Series each year to select and publish one work of Kentucky Literature. This year we have chosen Christian Moody and his collection of short stories and novella, Lost in the Forest of Mechanical Birds. Previous winners of the Bruckheimer include Fenton Johnson's essay collection, Everywhere Home (forthcoming 2017). Amelia Marten's collection of poetry, The Spoons in the Grass are There to Dig a Moat (2016) and Adam Day's collection of poetry, Model of a City in Civil War (2015). You can read more about this year's selection here.
- This week Randa Jarrar received a glowing review from New York Magazine for her collection of short stories, Him, Me, Muhammad Ali (2016). Of the collection, they said,
"Jarrar’s characters are memorable, with experiences and observations that oscillate between deeply moving and riotously funny—often on the same page—and she expertly incorporates occasional moments of magical realism in this truly excellent short-story collection."
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- Mike Scalise, author of forthcoming memoir The Brand New Catastrophe, was recently given a great review from Publishers Weekly. They called the memoir “An offbeat, witty memoir. . . . Scalise is unsparing in recounting his reaction to his diagnosis while keeping the reader engaged in a story about catastrophe. . . .Sensitive and well-written.” Pre-order your own copy here.