Tag Archives: American fiction

One-Day Special! All our April Bernard and Anakana Schofield

In honor of their appearance at our Little Star Cabaret tonight, we’re opening up all the work we’ve run in Little Star Weekly by guests Anakana Schofield and April Bernard. April Bernard • “Found Sonnet: Samuel Johnson” • from Miss Filler • “The Nockamixon Road” (Parts One, Two, and Three) • “The Fixed Idea” (Parts One, […]

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Padgett Powell: Thursday Night at Housing Works

Little Star has been publishing Padgett Powell since our very first issue, which included quite a bit of what became his 2012 novel, You & Me. Then in 2012 we published his story “The New World,” which found its way into his new book of stories, out this week, Cries for Help: Various. We plucked […]

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Joy Williams: A New Book and a Little Star Weekly Special

Today Knopf issues Joy Williams’ first book of stories in ten years, and for the occasion we have opened up all her work for Little Star as our weekly special!       “Argos,” the afterlife of Odysseus’s faithful dog, reimagined “Mission,” nine days, or is it forever, behind bars, for desecrating the dead after […]

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John Cheever would have been 100 today

John Cheever would have been 100 years old today, raising the disquieting prospect that the world he described may be transforming into history. Thinking about the real and the created: In his forthcoming How Literature Saved My Life, David Shields writes Driving around, I heard a Cheever story on the radio and found it so […]

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