Author Archives: Laury A. Egan

About Laury A. Egan

The author of "The Outcast Oracle" (A Kirkus Reviews "Best Book of 2013"), "Fog and Other Stories," and a psychological suspense novel, "Jenny Kidd." Poetry: two full-length collections: "Snow, Shadows, a Stranger" and "Beneath the Lion's Paw;" and a chapbook, chapbook, "The Sea & Beyond" have been issued in limited editions. For many years, she worked as a senior designer and administrator for Princeton University Press and later as a freelancer for 20 publishers.

Review: I’jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody by Sinan Antoon

I’jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody by Sinan Antoon City Lights Publishers, 2007 “Pentimento” is a fine descriptor for Sinan Antoon’s layered novella, one that incorporates a young student’s gritty and terrifying incarceration, poetic and beautifully rendered romantic memories, and recollections on … Continue reading

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A Swirling, Deftly Written Collection

The Jungle Around Us: Stories by Anne Raeff 2016, University of Georgia Press – Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Stories These stories are beguiling in their quiet simplicity, but, as one proceeds through the collection, they gather mass, until, at … Continue reading

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“After the Parade” by Lori Ostlund

After the Parade by Lori Ostlund 2015, Scribner/Simon & Schuster The image of the parade in the book’s title seems profoundly significant, both in terms of the plot’s before and after this event, a demarcation in young Aaron Englund’s history, … Continue reading

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Featured: Susan Gabriel, author of The Secret Sense of Wildflower As part of the Authors’ Virtual Tour, I am delighted to showcase Susan Gabriel, whose book, The Secret Sense of Wildflower, I read with pleasure. The book has earned notable … Continue reading

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Authors’ Virtual Tour: Gregg Cusick, featured author

Gregg Cusick, author of My Father Moves Through Time Like a Dirigible and Other Stories I’ve been chuckling to myself. Seems like I’ve called this a Virtual Authors’ Tour (as have others). So, what is a Virtual Author? Hmm? Well, … Continue reading

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Karla Linn Merrifield

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