All posts tagged: Laura van den Berg

400 short stories: story 325

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2019 short stories

story: “inverness” author: Laura van den Berg year: 2017 where: Abu Dhabi note: Like most of her work (excluding the novel Find Me), this story feels heavily researched. a line: “Yet I could not shake the loneliness that had settled in months earlier and clung as stubbornly as the fog to the hilltops.” theme(s): Heartbreak, partnerships, science, discovery (also, the Loch Ness Monster)

300 short stories: story 267

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2019 short stories

story: “What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us” author: Laura van den Berg year: 2010 where: Reed College note: I have been time-sharing under a rock; this is my first read by the author, though I’ve known her existence for a long time now. I was fortunate to hear her read last night at Tin House. a line:  “Madagascar was not the first expedition on which I had accompanied my mother.” […]