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The Books: “Because They Wanted to” – ‘The Wrong Stuff’ (Mary Gaitskill)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Because They Wanted to: Stories – – by Mary Gaitskill. This excerpt is from the last four-part story in the book (I could read a novel about this character – she’s so well-drawn and touching … Continue reading

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The Books: “Because They Wanted to” – ‘Comfort’ (Mary Gaitskill)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Because They Wanted to: Stories – – by Mary Gaitskill. This excerpt is from the story ‘Comfort’. A typically bitchy ironic title from Gaitskill – because the characters in the story are comfortless. There is … Continue reading

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The Books: “Because They Wanted to” – ‘Blanket’ (Mary Gaitskill)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Because They Wanted to: Stories – – by Mary Gaitskill. This excerpt is from the story ‘Blanket’. Only Mary Gaitskill could write a story with a happy ending and have it FEEL like a sad … Continue reading

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The Books: “Because They Wanted to” – ‘Orchid’ (Mary Gaitskill)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Because They Wanted to: Stories – – by Mary Gaitskill. This excerpt is from the story ‘Orchid’. Another killer of a story with what I see as a familiar Gaitskill “plot”: running into an old … Continue reading

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The Books: “Because They Wanted to” – ‘Because They Wanted to’ (Mary Gaitskill)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Because They Wanted to: Stories – – by Mary Gaitskill. The following excerpt is from the title story ‘Because They Wanted to’. Elise is a runaway and a prostitute. She’s probably about 17 years old. … Continue reading

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The Books: “Because They Wanted to” – ‘Tiny, Smiling Daddy’ (Mary Gaitskill)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Because They Wanted to: Stories – a book of short stories (her second) by Mary Gaitskill. Gaitskill (in my opinion) just gets better as she gets older. It’s hard to find a better short story … Continue reading

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2006 Books

Books read this year. I actually may end up adding a couple more to the list – since I am bed-ridden at the moment and could finish 2 more books by the time the damn ball drops across the river. … Continue reading

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Saturday snapshots

— The morning was chilly and grey, with a wind whipping through my open window, waking me up before my alarm. My favorite kind of weather. I start to come alive in the fall. I start to feel most like … Continue reading

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