The Whitefish Review, part 2

Before I again sing the praises of The Whitefish Review, I want to make a quick stop at an entirely wonderful Montana source of laughter and bemusement: the Flathead Beacon Police Blotter. These entries all have the pulse of life. At the very least, they deliver what...

Deeper

I want to read stories that are page turners—everyone does—but the things that cause me to turn the page are not the things that cause people to turn the page on say, the latest whodunit or exposé or hot new flavor of the month. I’m a sucker for magical realism...

The work of your life

In Evan S. Connell’s novel Mr. Bridge, a masterpiece of mid-20th century realism, are 141 short vignettes—you can’t call them chapters—each capturing a moment in Mr. Bridge’s life as husband, father, boss, citizen, neighbor, and business...