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Karen E Bender

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Like Normal People (2000)
   A Town of Empty Rooms (2013)
   Refund (2015)
   The New Order (2018)
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Books containing stories by Karen E Bender
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 2008 (2008)
(New Stories from the South)
edited by
ZZ Packer
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (2006)
(Best American Mystery Stories)
edited by
Otto Penzler and Scott Turow

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Award nominations
2015 National Book Award for Fiction (shortlist) : Refund

Karen E Bender recommends
My Last Innocent Year (2023)
Daisy Alpert Florin
"My Last Innocent Year is one of the best novels about life on a college campus I've ever read, and Isabel Rosen is a distinctive, necessary addition to the Jewish canon; Daisy Florin excavates her characters' journey through the end of innocence with great honesty, insight, and a singular voice."
Out of Esau (2022)
Michelle Webster-Hein
"With gorgeous, glittering prose, Michelle Webster Hein explores a community in rural Michigan, looking at family, marriage, and faith with a precise, compassionate eye. A novel of rare honesty and beauty."
She Is Haunted (2022)
Paige Clark
"Paige Clark's stories in She is Haunted illuminate all of the corners of the heart -- she examines her characters' journeys through grief, envy, connection, and love, across nations, identity and trauma. Her work has the deep honesty and precision of writers like Amy Hempel, Yoko Ogawa, and Alice Munro. A stunning collection."

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