This is Not a Christmas Congratulation

We're thrilled to note that "This Is Not a Christmas Story" by Barnes & Noble Review contributor David Abrams has been a selected by Narrative magazine as one of the ten finalists in their Fall 2009 short story contest.

 

David's reviews of both fiction and nonfiction appear regularly in the Review. He most recently reviewed William Fiennes's memoir The Music Room. Congratulations, David!

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.