Joan Wickersham, "The News from Spain: 7 Variations on a Love Story"
TIME: 7:00 pm
"The messengers delivering The News From Spain vary among the stories in Wickersham's collection, but each serve to remind the reader how a short story can rank with the thickest novel as a vehicle for rich character development and breathtaking plot. The stories take us from an assisted living home to a boys' prep school, from a New York apartment where a paralyzed dancer is confined to a first-person story by Mozart's librettist set within a contemporary tale. Anyone who doubts that the short story form offers a satisfying literary experience should read this extraordinary collection."
-- Cheryl McKeon, Rakestraw Books, Danville, CA
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