Minneapolis Star Tribune review.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer review.
ELLE Magazine review (December issue).
AOL Recommends: What to Read this Weekend.
Book Riot podcast.
Raging Biblioholism review.
Feeling very, very grateful for the reviews + interviews that have gone up this week:
Reviews & Mentions:
Wall Street Journal review.
San Francisco Chronicle mention.
Amazon top 10 story collections of 2013.
O, The Oprah Magazine top 10 books of 2013 (December Issue).
Apple iBooks Best of November.
The Millions review.
Du Jour review.
Book Riot review.
Interviews & Essays:
Interview Magazine profile.
The Rumpus interview.
Largehearted Boy Book Notes.
“Journey to Antarctica” for The Story Prize Blog.
Research Notes for Necessary Fiction.
The Believer interview.
Other People podcast.
Interview with The Short Form, where they do these nifty author drawings and let me recommend some of my favorite short stories.
Interview with Aspen Public Radio, for their First Draft series.
Esquire has some kind words on ISLE: “A master of the short story creates seven elaborate worlds with beautiful and haunting characters at a time when it feels like most short story collections are pretty thinly plotted.”
Criminal Element says “…every story is told in such beautiful language, you don’t quite realize your heart is breaking until it’s done.”
Chamber Four November Book Radar.
In some happy post-Halloween news, THE ISLE OF YOUTH is one of Amazon’s 10 Best Books for November! This is especially exciting because ISLE gets to share real estate with Daniel Alarcón AND my beloved Hyperbole and a Half.
Thank you kind selectors of books! I eat leftover Halloween candy in your honor.