Sunday, July 2, 2017
GRACE PALEY ~
R E V I E W
An honest appreciation to this marvelous short story writer —
I have read all her stories but it was only after I heard Grace Paley read one of her stories, in a small town church never mind,
that I figured I wouldn't have to go back and read the stories again. I have Grace in my mind. The poems are at-ease and communal, the essays come straight from one barricade or another, quite poignant.
George Saunders is always unusually focused dead-on his subject. The Vietnam soldier and poet Kevin Bowen is the ideal craftsman to locate this book, and Paley's daughter Nora brings it all home.
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