Two Days to Launch--Y'all Come!

OLCBYH officially launches on Tuesday, January 5th at Parnassus Books. I am really excited to be joined by my dear friend Will Hoge, who'll perform a pair of beautiful new original songs inspired by the book, along with a few you might have heard before! There will be free OLCBYH temporary tattoos for you and that special someone in your life, and we'll be giving away a limited number of vinyl singles featuring Will's songs. Event details here at Parnassus Musing.

My take on Joy Williams' new collection, over at

For many years, Joy Williams has been regarded by virtually the entire literary world as perhaps the most dangerously gifted American short story writer alive. Her dark vision is somehow both comic and merciless in its searing exploration of our absurd human condition. With The Visiting Privilege, Williams delivers both a fine brace of new tales and a hefty career retrospective already being hailed as a masterpiece