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Where the Dog Star Never Glows

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

    Wonderful collection!

    After hearing great things about Tara Masih's debut work from numerous sources, I decided to buy her book. And I'm very glad I did. This collection of short stories came as quite a surprise; the prose is beautifully sparse and at times poetic, and she hones in on the glory of nature in unique ways.

    From The Caribbean, to Belgium, to India and beyond, these stories capture razor-sharp moments, emotions, and observations that are as believable as warm soil, and somehow magical at the same time. Highly Recommended.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    A fantastic debut collection by Tara Masih

    After I bought my own copy of Where the Dog Star Never Glows, I bought more copies for female friends and my twenty-four-year old son. The range of perspectives--male and female, American and Caribbean, British and Indian, and many others--adds depth and breadth to the very original themes and ideas. I love the mix of longer and shorter pieces arranged as carefully as musical selections. Expect surprises too and suspense: like a ghost story in an abandoned mining town and a young woman in a Pontiac dangling from a tree. But there are also plenty of quieter stories among my absolute favorites. The male protagonist of the title story broke my heart and the reunion of two male friends in "The Burnings" is like a small novel about human pain and endurance and especially absurdity. The first and last stories are original romances that will make you yearn for more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Tara Masih's short story collection, Where The Dog Star Never Gl

    Tara Masih's short story collection, Where The Dog Star Never Glows, continually amazed me. After nearly each story, I couldn't help thinking, "I wish I'd written that." Some favorite stories in this collection are "Say Bridgette, Please," and "Delight." Definitely a must-read for anyone studying the craft of short story writing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2012

    Disappointed

    My wife and I enjoy reading out loud in the evening before falling asleep. Based upon previous reviews, I thought these short stories would be interesting for that purpose. We have shared about four of the stories so far and I have yet to be captivated by a single one. Not exactly sure what others liked about this collection. I am having a difficult time committing myself to continue reading them. More inclined to delete the ebook and go on to something else.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 6, 2010

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