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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
From NPR’s longtime “voice of books” comes another enchanting collection of short stories. In An Authentic Captain Marvel Ring, 15 stories lay bare the musing and motivations of a writer. The title story is a flash fiction piece that acts as both prologue and an intriguing look at a writer’s inspiration, taking us through a child’s eyes into a fantastic land. A land that will inform,...

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Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

We've all seen the photo of the Migrant Mother, but this is the fictional account behind the photo. There are 3 characters that hold the story together--Mary the migrant mother, Vera Dare the photographer, and Walker Dodge who discovers a family mystery embedded in the photo. It begs the question: how much does a photo tell the truth, and how much do we read into it? I really liked this one!

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Mary Coin (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780142180785
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Plume, 2/2014

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