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Jim Shepard
Jim Shepard was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and is the author of six novels, including most recently Project X, and four story collections, including the forthcoming You Think That's Bad (March 2011). His third collection, Like You'd Understand, Anyway, was a finalist for the National Book... show more

Jim Shepard was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and is the author of six novels, including most recently Project X, and four story collections, including the forthcoming You Think That's Bad (March 2011). His third collection, Like You'd Understand, Anyway, was a finalist for the National Book Award and won The Story Prize. Project X won the 2005 Library of Congress/Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction, as well as the ALEX Award from the American Library Association. His short fiction has appeared in, among other magazines, Harper's, McSweeney's, The Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, DoubleTake, the New Yorker, Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story, and Playboy, and he was a columnist on film for the magazine The Believer. Four of his stories have been chosen for the Best American Short Stories and one for a Pushcart Prize. He's won an Artists' Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He teaches at Williams College and lives in Williamstown with his wife Karen, his three children, and two beagles.
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 1 month ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: craft-cycleI will start by saying that I love reading retellings, especially fairy tale retellings. I don't recall really liking fairy tales all that much growing up, but now as a adult, I cannot get enough of fresh spins on the classics.However, I was kind of di...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 11 months ago
t's interesting using this book in a class. The Swan stories are the most popular, and the quiet ones about relationships confuse people for some reason. I liked "Warm-Mouth" far more on this re-read.Old ReviewThere is a misnomer on the cover of this book. Some short stories in this volume have not...
Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it 2 years ago
An eclectic collection of re-imagined tales by some well-known and respected authors, primarily hailing from the fantasy/science fiction section. As in most anthologies, there is variation in the quality of the stories-hence the three-star rating. Some were pretty experimental, while others more c...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 4 years ago
The Book of Aron: A Novel, by Jim Shepard, author; Michael Goldstrom, narratorThis novel is written from the eye of a child, but this book is not for children. In a straightforward voice, almost simplistically, a Jewish child, 8 year old Aron Różycki, tells his story. When his father obtained work i...
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it 4 years ago
This review is going to be short because I can’t say much about this book without spoiling it. Edwin is a depressed and socially awkward eighth grader. His parents try to help him adjust to school, but the only person he can relate to is his friend, Flake. Unfortunately, Flake is just as depressed...
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