A New York Times feature on Peter Orner (CRF 2011)’s Maggie Brown & Others, “stories [that] probe the fleeting connections of characters struggling to adjust to the rush of time.”
The stories in Orner’s latest collection are grouped into sections loosely organized around an era, theme or location, and vary widely in length. Elizabeth Graver of the Times writes that, “There’s a beautiful drifting quality to Maggie Brown & Others, a sense of being invited inside a roving, kaleidoscopic mind — reluctant to generalize, tender, astute, with an eye for both comedy and heartache — and adopting its rhythms as [one’s] own.”
Orner’s work boldly embraces unconventional narrative structures and is without pretense. Click here to read the full review.