Susan Perabo

Susan Perabo

Susan Perabo’s newest novel, The Fall of Lisa Bellow, goes on sale in March 2017. She has previously published the short-story collections Who I Was Supposed to Be and Why They Run the Way They Do and the novel The Broken Places. Her fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize series, and New Stories from the South, and has appeared in numerous magazines, including One Story, Glimmer Train, The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, and The Sun. She is Writer in Residence and professor of English at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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The Perfect Novel to Read Before Election Day

Whenever a charismatic politician makes us uncomfortable, whenever a high-profile candidate seems dangerously powerful, Robert Penn Warren’s 1946 classic novel ALL THE KING’S MEN experiences a resurgence in popularity. In bookstores across America, the novel is pulled from fiction shelves and set face-out on tables at the front of the store. Clever, ironic references appear on social media.

Brevity Has Its Advantages: 9 Astounding Short Story Collections

I know so many great readers who don’t read short stories. On one hand, I get it. Short stories are definitely different animals than novels. What they give, and especially how they give what they give, is unique to the form. The period of immersion is brief, sometimes only a glimpse. But that brevity has its advantages, and its own special rewards. So for all you story-averse readers out there, here are some terrific starter collections selected especially to help ease the transition from long to short form.

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