All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I know, I know-I'm late to this one. My father gave this to me for Christmas and I had just finished reading his short story, "The Deep," and fell in love with his wordplay. A brilliant writer who makes every word sing.
Dopesick by Beth Macy
I am captivated by the background of the opioid epidemic, especially how the Oxycontin reps used physician morphine prescription data to target areas ripe for addiction. Oxycontin drives the price up on recreational users, and pill poppers turn to needles instead.
Stand-out stories for me:
“How We Eat,” Mark Jude Poirier, Epoch
“Inversion of Marcia,” Thomas Bolt, n+1
“Queen Elizabeth,” Brad Felver, One Story
Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins
Every chapter put me into action. I have become a better writer thanks to philosophies I have adopted in this book.
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Whoa. I'm now reading all of his stuff after flying through this chilling tale of a teenager whose parents believe she is possessed. Enter the exorcism, being filmed by a reality show. But there's more to it, I promise.
If Only - Fink
Get Low - James Vincent McMorrow
Rising Water - James Vincent McMorrow
Storm - Jose Gonzalez
King Kong - Bob Schneider
2002 - Bob Schneider
Gathering Dust - David Gray
The Light - David Gray
Wildflowers - Joe Purdy
Waiting for Loretta Too Long - Joe Purdy
Empty - Ray LaMontagne
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