A kiss laced with arsenic, "Let's Do" marks the notable debut of Wisconsin's own Rebecca Meacham, who teaches creative writing, literature and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Sometimes comic, sometimes upsetting, and always heartbreaking, these nine stories concern ordinary Midwestern characters dealing with extraordinary pain.
"Let's Do" won the 2004 Katherine Anne Porter Prize and has been selected for the Spring 2005 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program. And it's no wonder - these good, powerful stories mark the unveiling of a major talent.
Special to The Capital Times, April 11, 2005