LitStack Recs: Paris Stories & Javelin Rain

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Paris Stories, by Mavis Gallant In this month of celebrating the short story (#ShortStoryMonth), there must be mention of one of my favorite collections, Mavis Gallant’s Paris Stories. Published in 2002, the book contains one of my favorite stories, Mlle. Dias de Corta. It concerns Mademoiselle, the boarder of a financially strapped Parisian widow, a [….]

LitStack Recs: ‘Paris Stories’ and ‘The Book of Killowen’

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Paris Stories Mavis Gallant When the news came Tuesday that the great story writer Mavis Gallant had died, I thought of a story from her 2002 collection, Paris Stories, Mlle. Dias de Corta. Madmoiselle is the boarder of a financially strapped Parisian widow, a distant yet fascinating immigrant actress who withholds secrets but whose actions [….]