The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Used to Be by Elizabeth Baines. Review

Used to Be by Elizabeth Baines Salt Publishing 2015 Reviewed by Cath Barton “I used to believe in plots, but they’re too insistent and simple; there’s no such thing as a single … Continue reading

May 2, 2016

What You Are Now Enjoying by Sarah Gerkensmeyer: Review

What You Are Now Enjoying by Sarah Gerkensmeyer Autumn House Press, 2013 Reviewed by Cherry Potts “The Monster who has been haunting me since I was a kid is depressed. We sit on … Continue reading

October 21, 2014

Review of Root: New Stories from North East Writers

ROOT: New Stories from North East Writers Edited by Kitty Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald’s third anthology for Iron Press. Iron Press, 2013 Reviewed by Cherry Potts “‘… Shame you can’t find a good solid … Continue reading

March 27, 2014

Review of Bones of an Inland Sea by Mary Akers

Bones of an Inland Sea by Mary Akers Press 53, 2013 Reviewed by Cherry Potts              “Looking back, he sees it now. Twirling was Dani’s escape, and Rosie a twirler, too, with him. Twins, … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

From the Archives: Review of Collected Stories by Janice Galloway

Collected Stories by Janice Galloway Vintage, 2009 Reviewed by Tania Hershman “She may not speak much but she knows EVERY WORD YOU SAY. Her mother said that. Kind of thing … Continue reading

April 25, 2013