Tag: family

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Returning"

A woman's dead father appears at a farmer's market.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Plans"

Dolls and complicated gender dynamics.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Step In"

A mysterious stone and the complexities of grief.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Let All the Restless Creatures Go"

A story of medical ailments, family dynamics, and conservation work.

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The Savage Descent of Mustang Sallie

Sallie Belling was an inspirational figure in her community for having overcome a childhood of abuse, drugs, and prostitution — a childhood her sister Rachel says is pure fiction.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "She Wants, She Gets"

A contemporary fairy tale of transformations and time.

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Blood Ties

On claiming the conquistador Juan Ponce de León as an ancestor and the fictions we tell ourselves.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Elephant Man"

A young girl uses unusual coping mechanisms after her father's death.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Six Months Dry"

Sober living, loss, and unexpected connections.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Secondhand"

Various time passages in an old home.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Anima"

A young woman's fears and observations, both past and present.