[PDF] Joy  By Erin McGraw –
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  • 302 pages
  • Joy
  • Erin McGraw
  • 16 January 2018

About the Author: Erin McGraw

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Joy book, this is one of the most wanted Erin McGraw author readers around the world.

Joy Widely Celebrated, McGraw Returns With Her Strongest Collection Yet, Stories That Will Haunt You And Amuse You And Are Impossible To Forget.Claire Messud Described Erin McGraw S Last Collection Of Stories As At Once Laugh Out Loud Funny And Utterly Serious, Exploring Life S Profundity Through Its Details This Is Even True With McGraw S New Collection, Joy.In These Very Short Stories, Narrators Step Out Of Themselves To Explain Their Lives To Us, Sometimes Defensively, Sometimes Regretfully, Other Times Deceitfully Voices Include Those Of The Impulsive First Time Murderer, The Depressed Pet Sitter, The Assistant Of Patsy Cline, The Anxiety Riddled New Mother, The Aged Rock And Roller, The Girlfriend Of Your Husband Human Beings Often Incredibly Unaware Of The Turning Points Staring Them In The Face.Crossing Time, States, Class, And Religions, McGraw S Stories Are On The Edge, Causing You To Wince Even As You Laugh And McGraw Will Draw You To A Deep Need To Read Some Sentences Aloud A Sweet Voice, A Shrewd Insight, Some Uneasy Charm.

10 thoughts on “Joy

  1. says:

    Joy and 52 other very short stories Thank you for sending this gorgeous book counterpointpress There s something hauntingly beautiful about this book which stays with you like an aftertaste of a bittersweet drink Joy is a collection of 53 short stories written by Erin McGraw who has succeeded in reaching out to the readers in her attempt at sparking joy The stories are not the usual kind and yet you can almost relate to few of them and that says something about the author s superb writing skills The book consists of stories which are not limited to a certain set of people The protagonists vary from being an old man who breaks the rules to be with his mentally ill wife to a girl who walks to the police station to get her father acquitted for he is a criminal The stories are stunning and often left me breathless It has never been an easy task to sum up such strong stories in just a couple of pages yet Erin did it marvelously She brings out the very true nature of humans that w...

  2. says:

    These stories are so short you might be tempted to devour them like chips, but I found them so powerful that I had to slow down and read only one or two a day Some stories are funny some are dark some are devasta...

  3. says:

    Short, sharp, and poignant, with a strong focus on relationships and family dynamics, death and dying, and the crippling impact of the decisions we make, Erin s stories are charming and alarming, but also quite forgettable due to the...

  4. says:

    I enjoyed the way McGraw treats all her characters with empathy, no matter how unlikable they are or how questionable their decisions may be There was a lot to admire in this collection, but reading it helped clarify that I ultimately find flash fiction unsatisfying The endings came far to soon in 3 4 of the ...

  5. says:

    JOY AND 52 OTHER VERY SHORT STORIES by Erin McGraw is a short story collection with a focus on short This book took me a while to get through not because I wasn t enjoying the stories, but because each of the 53 stories packs a lot into just a few pages.The cover is at once cheerful with that bright yellow cover and also a little sad as the flower is wilting and falling apart Similarly, these are tales where joy and humor is mixed with pain and sadness The protagonists are incredibly varied with different genders, ages, races and backgrounds Most stories stand alone, but in a few cases the author gives the same story from different perspective, such as in the case of a woman dying of cancer where we get her POV and those of her husband and caregiver.I found this to be a great story collection to keep close at hand, allowing me to meander through the book between oth...

  6. says:

    Misleading title, and not in a fun way Not much Joy to be found here

  7. says:

    I love super short stories and I think she did a great job overall There were maybe a third where the short story format did not work for her There was too much left unsaid Also, there was one that I was reading and I had about half a glass of wine and it was so odd I...

  8. says:

    3.5 stars to the extent stars matter, which isn t much imo I really love the premise of this book 53 short stories no than a few pages each, providing a diverse array of slice of life vignettes about characters with vastly different lives The universal messiness of humanity strings them together It takes a lot of skill to convey enough information in just two or three pages that the reader feels like they have a sense of the character and their life, and McGraw is great at it The only reason I didn t love it is that I wasn t super invested in these stories they are well written, but most didn t emotionally resonate with me That said, I think it s a worthwhile read because it s easy to dip in and out of, and it s a great example of what can be done within the form of short s...

  9. says:

    Exquisite example of the short story genre I could barely believe how vivid the characters with so little time at her disposal Brava Erin.

  10. says:

    JOY And 52 Other Very Short Stories by Erin McGraw did indeed spark joy for me McGraw gives us such beautifully written stories where we meet narrators from different backgrounds They are given the opportunity to share bits of their lif...

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