Thrilled that my story "Ollie's Back" from This Far Isn't Far Enough had been chosen by Selected Shorts for its program "A Feast of Fiction," at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, I waited outside the auditorium for the show to begin. Mine was the last story and it was to be read by the outstanding actor Nate Cordrry. On that stage Nate Cordrry became Ollie, and he brought down the house. In a few months this program will be broadcast on NPR's Selected Shorts and available in podcast.
"Ollie's Back" from my story collection, THIS FAR ISN'T FAR ENOUGH at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, March 24, 2018
Thanks to Women & Children First Bookstore for hosting a spectacular evening for the book launch of my story collection, This Far Isn't Far Enough. Thanks to the terrific booksellers who made everything flow smoothly, thanks to my friends, old and new, and those I didn’t know, to everyone who came to listen to me read. An SRO crowd and all books sold. Thank you to Sarah Hollenbeck and Lynn Mooney, the generous, savvy, and wise ones who are behind all the success of Women & Children First. Thank you.
Grief is not the exclusive province of death and dying in Lynn Sloan's poignant short story collection This Far Isn't Far Enough. Rather, we experience loss, deeply, in the many ordinary gaps and failures of our lives, over and over again.
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I am grateful to Hallie Koontz for her in-depth and generous review.
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I am thrilled with Susan Schoch's generous review of This Far Isn’t Far Enough that appears in
Story Circle Book Reviews.
“Sloan uses the language with care and creativity. In the small worlds created by the limits of short fiction, This Far Isn't Far Enough offers realities that are recognizable, yet the outcomes are not predictable. The book leaves a flavor that lingers--not sweetness, but the mineral clarity of a deep well. It's a satisfying swig of human longing and learning.”
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