magical realism http://wamc.org en The Book Show #1286 - George Saunders http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1286-george-saunders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>George Saunders is renowned for his six collections of short stories, novellas, and his non-fiction essays.</p><p>His most recent work, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812993802/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0812993802&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Tenth of December: Stories</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0812993802" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, was reviewed for <em>The New York Time Magazine</em> with the headline: "George Saunders has written the best book you’ll read this year."</p><p>The collected stories are dark yet funny, desperate yet hopeful.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59566 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1286 - George Saunders "Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories" by Karen Russell http://wamc.org/post/vampires-lemon-grove-stories-karen-russell <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Author Karen Russell made quite a splash with her terrific 2011 novel, <em>Swamplandia</em>. Now she is back with a terrific short story collection entitled, <em>Vampires in the Lemon Grove</em>.</p><p>Karen Russell is one of today’s most celebrated and vital writers—honored in <em>The New Yorker’s</em> list of the twenty best writers under the age of forty. Her wondrous new work displays a young writer of superlative originality and invention coming into the full range and scale of her powers.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59661 at http://wamc.org "Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories" by Karen Russell