23 May
 W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1988 First Edition hardcover 222 Pages 15 short stories - fiction PEN/American West Award for short fiction

W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1988
First Edition hardcover 222 Pages
15 short stories – fiction
PEN/American West Award for short fiction

I’m thinking about what novel to read next, and haven‘t found one that appeals to me yet. So in the meantime, I’ve started reading Mae Briskin’s narratives, originally published in literary magazines between 1975 and 1988.

Here is an author I know very little about. She began writing when in her mid 40s, and to my knowledge, has only published three books: this one, A Boy Like Astrid’s Mother – 1988; The Tree Still Stands – 1991; and, A Hole in the Water – 2002.

I’ve had Astrid’s Mother since 1988, and at that time, only just skimmed through it. Recently, by happenstance, I came across it as I was reorganizing some of my books. It‘s a good ‘filler’ until I find another novel to read (any suggestions?).

Mae Briskin (1924 - )

Mae Briskin (1924 – )


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