Maile Meloy's latest collection of short stories fascinates me. How is it possible to relay such complete stories in so little space? I read the collection in two nights and am now picking my way back through more carefully. She is a superb writer, plus her focus--Montana, domestic matters--interests me. And has there ever been a better title for a book?
Oh, January--the time to settle in and tend the home fires. Together with spring, summer, and fall, a most excellent reading season.