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Dan Chaon Story at Burrow Press Review

Today I came across Dan Chaon’s story “I Wake Up” at Burrow Press Review. The story’s narrator, a 25-year-old man who grew up in foster care, reconnects with his biological sister over the phone. 262 more words


You Remind Me of Me, Book Review

I’ve had a few books by Dan Chaon on my list for a year or so and finally looked for him in the stacks, and checked out a couple. 201 more words

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Book Review: Stay Awake by Dan Chaon

An interesting group of short stories. They seemed to center around sleeping, staying awake, and a lot of them dealed with illnesses and being in the hospital. 33 more words

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Tuesday Thoughts...The Undead

I think I’ll divide my time between “holiday-appropriate” and cancer awareness this month! :)

The undead. How about those guys? Whether it’s zombies, ghosts, or vampires, the undead certainly seem to be a hot (or cold) topic. 173 more words

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Rickey, Anyone? Stay Up With Me

Quick! Who knew that July is Rickey Month?! And who knows what a Rickey is? I’m waiting… 343 more words


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Author: Dan Chaon

Type: Fiction, novel

Published: 2009

I read it: December 2010

I can’t explain this book much better than the back-cover write-up does, so just suffice it to say that it’s worth your time. 31 more words


In Defense of Librarians

Over at BuzzFeed Books, I write about 11 modern librarians in contemporary literature that break away from the tropes normally associated with the term “librarian.” The list includes characters by Haruki Murakami, Rebecca Makkai, Jennine Capo Crucet, Laura van den Berg, Dan Chaon, and others.

Here’s the link.