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Your story depicts a neglected, poor Michigan neighborhood without hope except for one man, Bishop. It also has a hint of personal importance to you. Tell us how you developed the story. DD: The Sons of Shea was a passion project for me. It began as a hobby — I had no strategy for publishing[…]

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Further Joy by John Brandon Quirky, inventive characters populate John Brandon’s first short story collection, from a down-on-his-luck former high school football star to a little league player obsessed with entrepreneurship. Each of the 11 stories is a winner. Shelf Unbound: You’ve written three novels, and this is your first collection of short stories. What[…]

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Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang The first publication from Lena Dunham’s Random House imprint Lenny, Sour Heart is a brilliant, moving portrayal of the struggles of Chinese girls coming of age in America. Shelf Unbound: Your young girl characters struggle with their families’, particularly their mothers’, expectations that they stay tightly connected to the family[…]

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