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2008 Employee Favorites: Shawn Donley

1. Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock
"My father showed me how to hurt a man one night at the Torch Drive-in when I was seven years old. It was the only thing he was ever any good at." With this opening line, Pollock never looks back or lets up in this debut collection of short stories based in his hometown of Knockemstiff, Ohio. (Yes, it's a real place.)

[Read posts by Donald Ray Pollock on the blog.]

2. Dead Boys: Stories by Richard Lange

3. Breath by Tim Winton

4. The Alcoholic by Jonathan Ames and Dean Haspiel

5. Embrace Your Insignificance by Bob Gaulke

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Shawn Donley is one of our new book buyers, but spends most of his waking (and non-waking) hours dreaming about travel in distant lands.

Books mentioned in this post

  1. Knockemstiff
    Used Hardcover $9.95
  2. Dead Boys: Stories
    Used Trade Paper $6.95

  3. The Alcoholic Used Hardcover $9.95
  4. Embrace Your Insignificance Used Trade Paper $3.95

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