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Thirteen funny and memorable short stories by master of the form Helen Simpson (Constitutional) journey into the comedy of the modern world, and return bearing larger truths. Her characters are people we know -- single women, businessmen, couples breaking up -- who are struggling with issues with which we all struggle: family, love, mortality. Simpson knows how to take readers to new destinations -- and doesn't stint on the amusements along the way.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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