Category Archives: Short Stories

The Unreal and the Real

The Unreal and the Real: Ursula LeGuin- a collection by one of my favourite authors of some of her best stories. To kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee- In my opinion, one of the best novels ever published in the US. … Continue reading

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Oldies and Goodies

…and not so goodies. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame is a three volume collection of classic SF, which I have been browsing in the packing and leaving California days, and which contains some of my all time favorites. Flowers for Algernon, … Continue reading

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Fine Just the Way They Are

Annie Proulx can take you to Wyoming and make you feel the place and feel for its people: ordinary people, living hard lives. I have been through Wyoming on one of our cross-US camping trips in our VW campers, but … Continue reading

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Planes.

I have spent many uncomfortable hours in airports and on planes. Many of my family will be suffering the same this week as they converge on this spot in California for a once in a lifetime family gathering for Bud’s … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh stories

More short stories. Not sure why. This book, Pittsburgh Stories by Clark Blaise, caught my eye in the Pittsburgh library as I like to read about the places where I am. There’s a big gap between the detailed and comprehensive … Continue reading

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Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop: and in Pittsburgh and everywhere

Christmas -quiet times. So the first day we were snowed in here in Pittsburgh I baked a cheesy-herby bread. Next day I simmered a pot of soup. Today, gingerbread. Winter. And a fun book of Christmas themed short mystery stories. And … Continue reading

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