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Little Raw Souls Award Winning Author Steven Schwartz Writes Of Loss And Replenishment In Eleven Suspenseful And Affecting Stories Set Mostly In The Contemporary American West, The Stories Take On The Identity Of A Place Where Tradition Is Still A Work In Progress And Acts Of Self Discovery Arise For Characters At Any Age In Stranger, A Woman Falls Asleep In An Airport, Only To Become The Victim Of A Crime By A Man Who Robs And Kisses Her At The Same Time A Divorced Man In Bless Everybody, Winner Of The Cohen Award From Ploughshares, Finds Himself Threatened By The Young Couple He Tries To Aid And In Absolute Zero, A Seventeen Year Old Boy, Needing His Dying Mother S Permission To Join The Marines, Experiences A Startling Encounter With The Promiscuous Teenage Daughter Of A Marine Sergeant He Looks Up To Steven Schwartz S Stories Never Stand Still With Pathos And Humor, They Probe Ahead, Searching Out The Tender Souls Of His Characters Steven Schwartz Is A Capacious Writer Bucking The Trend, A Lot Happens In These Stories He Takes The Time And Has The Skill And Graciousness To Give Each Of His Stories A Full World In Which Men And Women Wrestle With Their Conflicting Codes, Reaching For The Right Thing Among All Of The Easy And Delectable Choices This Is A Bracing Collection Ron Carlson Wonderful, Immensely Enjoyable Stories Margot Livesey


10 thoughts on “Little Raw Souls

  1. says:

    Short story fans, add Little Raw Souls to your reading queue All eleven stories lower the tractor beam and pull you in Schwartz writes about ordinary people in semi harrowing moments Characters who populate short stories generally have less grand schemes to plot than private and uncelebrated troubles to manage, said Schwartz in an interview last year.A 68 year old divorced man named Charlie extends a helping hand to a migratory couple expecting a child in Bless Everybody...


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    Steven Schwartz s new story collection unlocks the puzzling secret hearts of men on the brink of realization, at the cusp of middle age or seniorhood There is something deep and fine in his characterization, something rarely seen and perfect pitch Each character comes to the uncomfortable edge of a deep chasm, across which is a glimpse of human fallibility, a sense of Aristotlean terror and pity Aristotle coined the term catharsis for what he saw as the purging of the emotions of pity and fea Steven Schwartz s new story collection unlocks the puzzling secret hearts of men on the brink of realization, at the cusp of middle age or seniorhood There is something deep and fine in his characterization, something rarely seen and perfect pitch Each character comes to the uncomfortable edge of a deep chasm, across which is a glimpse of human fallibility, a sense of Aristotlean terror and pity Aristotle coined the term catharsis for wha...


  3. says:

    The craft in these stories is impressive They each seem as intricately developed as a novel Schwartz paints such a complete world in such a small space The variety is impressive as well, though there ...


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    I often have these moments where I suddenly sit upright, roll up my sleeves, and utter, Now, we re in business Sometimes, I wring my hands or make loud knuckle popping sounds These moments are often associated with something good or eventful, perhaps even extraordinary Something that takes me in a new direction It can be something big like a teenager getting the keys to a Porsche Boxster or for those of you who grew up in the 1970s or 1980s, a Chevy Camaro, a Pontiac Firebird, or a Ford M I often have these moments where I suddenly sit upright, roll up my sleeves, and utter, Now, we re in business Sometimes, I wring my hands or make loud knuckle popping sounds These moments are often associated with something good or eventful, perhaps even extraordinary Something that takes me in a new direction It can be something big like a teenager getting the keys to a Porsche Boxster or for those of you who grew up in the 1970s or 1980s, a Chevy Camaro, a Pontiac...


  5. says:

    I have been following Steven Schwartz since his great 1994 novel, Therapy, which still ranks among my top 5, all time favorite novels That was published after 2 fantastic story collections, and then another novel came out a few years later But over the past decade plus, his writing has only been in appearing in literary magazines, and while I have been able to catch a few along the way, I was excited to learn he had another collection.He really is a masterful writer Many better known writers I have been following Steven Schwartz since his great 1994 novel, Therapy, which still ranks among my top 5, all time favorite novels That was published after 2 fantastic story collections, and then another novel came out a few years later But over the past decade plus, his writing has only been in appearing in literary magazines, and while I have been able to catch a few along the way, I was excited to learn he had another co...


  6. says:

    Schwartz is a talented author and his craft really shines through in this collection There was a bit of irony for me as I started the book while in the Philadelphia airport waiting to board a flight to Phoenix If you ve read the collection, you ll know that there are many strange connections in the stories to my circumstances at the time I found this eerie but the coincidences also helped me better relate to the stories Overall, the number one thing I enjoyed about this collection is the rea Schwartz is a talented author and his craft really shines through in this collection There was a bit of irony for me as I started the book while in the Philadelphia airport waiting to board a flight to Phoenix If you ve read the collection, you ll know that there are many strange connections in the...


  7. says:

    For an aspiring writer, it s downright depressing to see Fifty Shades of Grey sell millions while Steven Schwartz s Little Raw Souls goes largely ignored, for what It demonstrates is that regardless of the quality of one s work, lightning still must strike, the Lotto still must be won The eleven stories in this little collection remind me of the songs included in what has become known as The American Songbook Each is expertly crafted with love and care, a little gem thoroughly imagined I For an aspiring writer, it s downright depressing to see Fifty Shades of Grey sell millions while Steven Schwartz s Little Raw Souls goes largely ignored, for what It demonstrates is that regardless of the quality of one s work, lightning still must strike, the Lotto still must be won The eleven stories in this little collection remind m...


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    Those old enough to remember the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 will recall the iconic image of that disaster A misdirected auto dashing along the Bay Bridge, then poof, it s gone, nose diving through an unforeseen fissure Rewind the tape Watch it over and over You scream at the car through the television You wave your arms But there s no stopping it, and no looking away.That s what it feels like reading Steven Schwartz s new collection of short stories, Little Raw Souls Autumn House Pres Those old enough to remember the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 will recall the iconic image of that disaster A misdirected auto dashing along the Bay Bridge, then poof, it s gone, nose diving through an unforeseen fissure Rewind the tape Watch it over and over You scream at the car through the television You wave yo...


  9. says:

    I d not heard of Steven Schwartz, or his publisher, Autumn House, before reading this, so had no idea what to expect What I probably hadn t expected was this set of perfectly crafted, poignant, emotionally complex tales, each withdepth than many a novel They re all pretty conventional nothing showy or experimental here but each has the feel of real life, with characters muddling their way through as best they can Not a single story is less than very good and the majority are excelle I d not heard of Steven Schwartz, or his publisher, Autumn House, before reading this, so had no idea what to expect What I probably hadn t expected was this set of perfectly crafted, poignant, emotionally complex tales, each withdepth than many a novel They re all pretty conventional nothing showy or experimental here but each has the feel of real life, with characters...


  10. says:

    This a terrific collection of short stories They are bold and thoughtful and I was brought into the stories They are thoughtful and inspiring Beautifully sritten and composed I look forward to his next collection The psychology in these stories riings true.


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