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Ron Carlson

USA flag (1947 - )

Ron Carlson's stories have been published in The New Yorker, Esquire, Harper's, Gentleman's Quarterly, Epoch and elsewhere, as well as being regularly anthologized in BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES and THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES.He lives with his wife and children in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Ron Carlson recommends
Away (2007)
Amy Bloom
"This beautiful, effulgent book sped me forward word by word, out of the room I was in and into Amy Bloom's world. This is a wonderful novel, a cosmos that transcends its time period and grabs us without compromise. Lillian's astonishing journey, driven by a mother's love, will be with me for a long, long time."
The Gateway (2007)
T M McNally
"McNally writes from the inside out. These dramatic contemplations on the radical ways we connect in families show his remarkable vision. In prose at once fierce and elegiac, these powerful stories compose a careful and rueful celebration of our times."
Under the Small Lights (2010)
John Cotter
"Under the Small Lights is a kaleidoscopic glimpse at an intense circle of friends as they mix love and obsession in a sort of game of art. John Cotter knows how to write cutting dialogue and create slices of ardent and ambitious lives as they balance on the last edge of youth."

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