The New Yorker Summer Fiction Issue

The 2015 summer fiction issue of The New Yorker is now available, featuring stories from Zadie Smith, Jonathan Safran Foer, Primo Levi, Jonathan Franzen, and Karen Russell. Read the full post.

Karen Russell: “Dougbert Shackleton’s Rules for Antarctic Tailgating”

“Dougbert Shackleton's Rules for Antarctic Tailgating” is the sixth story in Karen Russell’s second short story collection,Vampires in the Lemon Grove. For an overview with links to review of the others stories in this collection, please click here. One of the risks of setting out to review every story in an unread short story collection is that [...]

By |2013-04-15T23:16:32-04:00April 16th, 2013|Categories: Karen Russell|0 Comments

Karen Russell: “The Barn at the End of Our Term”

“The Barn at the End of Our Term” is the fifth story in Karen Russell’s second short story collection,Vampires in the Lemon Grove. For an overview with links to review of the others stories in this collection, please click here. I planned to, but I haven't been reviewing the stories in Russell's collection regularly. I keep getting [...]

By |2013-04-13T03:01:39-04:00April 13th, 2013|Categories: Karen Russell|0 Comments

Karen Russell: “Proving Up”

"Proving Up" is the fourth story in Karen Russell's second short story collection, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. For an overview with links to reviews of the other stories in this collection, please click here. "Proving Up" was originally published in Zoetrope, Vol. 15, No. 3 as "The Hox River Window." After not particularly liking the prior two stories [...]

By |2013-03-24T13:29:28-04:00March 24th, 2013|Categories: Karen Russell|1 Comment

Karen Russell: “The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach, 1979”

“The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach, 1979” is the third story in Karen Russell’s second short story collection, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. For an overview with links to review of the others stories in this collection, please click here. This story was originally published in Tin House (as "The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach"; I have no [...]

By |2013-03-17T12:34:57-04:00March 17th, 2013|Categories: Karen Russell|0 Comments

Karen Russell: “Reeling for the Empire”

“Reeling for the Empire” is the second story in Karen Russell’s second short story collection, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. For an overview with links to review of the others stories in this collection, please click here. Hmmm. After a great first story, "Vampires in the Lemon Grove" (my thoughts here), I now sit scratching my head after [...]

By |2013-02-18T00:28:13-04:00February 18th, 2013|Categories: Karen Russell|6 Comments

Karen Russell: “Vampires in the Lemon Grove”

"Vampires in the Lemon Grove" is the first story in Karen Russell's second short story collection, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. For an overview with links to review of the others stories in this collection, please click here. I approached this story warily. As much as I loved Russell's strange first collection of short stories (which [...]

By |2013-02-11T15:56:20-04:00February 11th, 2013|Categories: Karen Russell|1 Comment