Book: Stone Mattress


Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

Book of the week: Canada Day edition. I like short stories because you crank out a good story in one session of reading and the format reinforces the golden secret of strong writing—start, middle, end.

Here are nine beauties from a Canadian legend. Few can lay down a line like Atwood, she manages to dance the line and find that perfect balance of darkness and hope in every scenario she invites us into.

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