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CollectionsYour library (9,568), Currently reading (4), All collections (9,568)

Reviews223 reviews

TagsKindle (1,528), short stories (1,016), mystery (906), memoir (439), children's lit (395), western (323), American lit--20th century (322), biography (309), history (271), Montana (250) — see all tags

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About meMy novel about the Iraq War, Fobbit, will be published by Grove/Atlantic in September 2012.

Once upon a time, on a dark and stormy night, I was born. My father's family name being Abrams, and my christian name David...just don't call me Ishmael. Since then, it's been the best of times, the worst of times...but mostly some pretty ordinary times.

I spent my youth in Wyoming (raised in the shadow of the Tetons), then met the woman of my dreams, married, settled down and raised a lovely family. Along the way, I earned a B.A. in English from the University of Oregon. For a couple of years, I was a reporter for newspapers in Montana. In 1988, I joined the Army as a journalist. In the course of a 20-year career, this took me to such far-flung exotic places as Japan, Thailand, the Comoros Islands, and El Paso, Texas. And, of course, an 11-month tour in Iraq. In my spare time, I write fiction. My stories, essays and interviews have been published in Esquire, Narrative, Glimmer Train Stories, The Readerville Journal, Greensboro Review and Fish Stories, among others. An essay on fishing in Alaska appears in Alaska Passages, published by Sasquatch Books. Another short story appears in the anthology Visiting Hours published by Press 53 Books. One of my short stories was listed as one of the "100 Other Distinguished Stories of 1998" in the anthology The Best American Short Stories, 1999 edited by Amy Tan. In 2004, I earned a Master of Fine Arts desgree in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska.
I maintain the lit blog The Quivering Pen (www.davidabramsbooks.blogspot.com)

About my libraryI'm a slow reader. But a fast acquirer of books. Those two halves of my personality are always in conflict. I've come to grips with the fact that I'll never read all the books in my library before I die. Still, I'm sad about it.

GroupsAlgonquin Readers Round Table, Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction, Invisible Library, Le Salon du peuple pour le peuple

Favorite authorsRick Bass, Charles Baxter, Raymond Carver, Willa Cather, Anton Chekhov, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, E. L. Doctorow, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Richard Ford, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, John Irving, William Kittredge, Lewis Nordan, Flannery O'Connor, T.R. Pearson, John Updike, Edith Wharton, William Wharton (Shared favorites)

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Homepagehttp://davidabramsbooks.blogspot.com/

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Real nameDavid Abrams

LocationButte, MT

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/davidabrams (profile)
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Member sinceApr 26, 2006

Currently readingGreat Plains by Ian Frazier
Popeye Vol. 1: "I Yam What I Yam" by E. C. Segar
Arkansas by John Brandon
Eternal Enemies by Adam Zagajewski

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