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River Talk

River Talk

by CB Anderson

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ISBN-13: 9781936196463
Publisher: C&R Press
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


CB Anderson is a cross-genre writer whose work has appeared in The Iowa Review, North American Review, Literal Latte, Flash Fiction Forward (W.W. Norton & Co.), The Christian Science Monitor, Redbook, Boston Magazine, usatoday.com and elsewhere. A collection of stories, RIVER TALK, was published by C&R Press in 2014. Winner of numerous prizes, including the New Millennium Award, the Crazyhorse Prize, and the Mark Twain Award for short fiction, Anderson has also received two Pushcart nominations. A sixth-generation native of Maine, she was born in Bangor and raised in a village on the Androscoggin River. She lives with her family in Maine and Massachusetts, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate writing at Boston University.

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River Talk 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great stories, set post-2000, that show a variety of ordinary people (pipe fitters, bartenders, refugees, veterans, farmers) facing challenging and relatable situations. CB Anderson writes from both the male and the female perspective, and her characters cover a wide array of ages. Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent collection of stories that together make a compelling whole.  Characters are convincing and authentic to their settings, and the longer stories absorbed me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I loved about this story collection was Anderson’s knack for creating authentic characters who are at the same time relatable and unique in their struggles--typically poised at a turning point in their lives. Her stories remind me of Alice Munro’s--not because she can compress an entire life into 30 pages, but because she can render a slice of ordinary life that cuts straight to what makes that life extraordinary. With a style that is spare and evocative, Anderson doesn’t waste a single word in conveying what is essential and meaningful. 
kdr1978 More than 1 year ago
Provocative and interesting, with a diverse cast characters. Not the easiest read but worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved these short stories about Maine. Wonderful book, can't say enough. The writer captures what feels like real life situations. You can really put yourself into the character and feel what they are faced with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CB Anderson is THE writer to watch. This collection of short stories offers a sensual, real, and intimate look at life in small-town Maine. Eclectic and original, these stories feature complex characters, delicately wrought imagery, and compelling dialogue. Mostly, they will make you think. I highly recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Anderson's short fiction for many years. I am so glad to have this collection of some of her best work. She displays such a strong evocation of place as she presents these tales of real people facing life's joys and heartaches in these small towns of Maine. This is a perfect selection for anyone's summer reading list. I can't wait for more from one the best writers in this literary genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS BOOK! It won me over because it's got everything you could ask for from high-caliber literary fiction AND wonderful storytelling; that combination is a rarity. Great pick for folks who want exquisite writing and readability. I'm thinking of using a couple of the stories with my high school English students. My faves were China Falls, Mavak Tov and Geometry of Words.