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Books read in 2014: part II

I KNEW YOU’D BE LOVELY by Alethea Black

For Christmas, one of my aunts gave my mother and me a selection of five books for us to divide up and read, and this book of short stories was one of the best. 653 more words


I Knew You'd Be Lovely

I just finished Alethea Black’s sweet book of short stories I Knew You’d Be Lovely. Alethea Black was in my brother’s class in high school, and I knew her younger sister. 192 more words

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Fab Quotes from Alethea Black's Literary Short Stories

From her wonderful collection of short stories, I Knew You’d Be Lovely, I’ve pulled these lines and scenes, in no particular order, because they struck me as poignant and true: 395 more words

My Life

Short Story Recommendations

I still think of myself as a person learning to appreciate fiction.  I’ve been reading fiction actively for about seven years, reading more fiction than non-fiction as I go along.   1,123 more words


Interview & Book Giveaway With Alethea Black, Author of I Knew You'd Be Lovely

MW: Tell us about you, perhaps before, behind, or beneath the pages of your work.

AB: I lead a fairly simple life. I live in a house on a lake with a wood-burning stove and a little dog (a dappled miniature dachshund) who’s sleeping beside me right now. 772 more words


Review/Q&A: Alethea Black on ‘Lovely,' faith & fiction, essays & cutting to bone

I can only speak for myself, but there’s something about writing at night that feels . . . sneaky. There’s an outlaw quality to it, combined, oddly enough, with a sense of being safe.

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Issue 163 was pretty good – a short, insightful, second person job about a lady reflecting on situations and decisions she’s made in her life.  I don’t have a lot to say about this 13 pager except that I liked it. 23 more words

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