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The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet (edition 2007)

by Kelly Link (Editor), Gavin Grant (Editor)

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Title:The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet
Authors:Kelly Link
Other authors:Gavin Grant (Editor)
Info:Del Rey (2007), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 416 pages
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Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet is one of those rare journals which is always fresh and surprising, and well worth watching. If you like the weird, the original, the speculative, the original, the strange, or even if you simply like good writing, it's worth taking note of. As a result, this is simply a fun anthology of work. Filled with an odd assortment of poetry, fiction, observation, and note, the book is incredibly entertaining. There's little doubt in my mind that any reader will find something worth re-reading and sharing, just as other things won't be in line with their tastes. In the end, though, the book is worth searching out.

To my own taste, the best tales are "Pretending" by Ray Vukcevich, "Bay" by David Erik Nelson, and "You Were Neither Hot Nor Cold, But Lukewarm, and So I Spit You Out" by Cara Spindler and David Erik Nelson. But, that said, I was never bored by this collection, and LCRW is one of those rare journals which is not only spilling over with talent, but incredibly varied.

Recommended, absolutely. ( )
  whitewavedarling | Jul 4, 2014 |
Kelly Link Travels with the Snow Queen
Scotch an Essay Into A Drink
David Findlay Unrecognizable
Ian McDowell mehitobel was queen of the night
Nalo Hopkinson Tan Tan and Dry Bone
Margaret Muirhead — An Open Letter
Margaret Muirhead I am glad
Margaret Muirhead Lady Shonagon’s Hateful Things
Karen Joy Fowler Heartland
What a Difference A Night Makes
Ray Vukcevich Pretending
Shh! I can’t hear the music!
William Smith — The Film Column
Amy Beth Forbes A is for Apple
Shh! I said I was listening to some music!
Mark Rudolph My Father’s Ghost
A list of chickens (From The Fairest FowlPortraits of Champion Chickens)
Jeffrey Ford What’s Sure to Come Roadtrippingzinemakingcookingcleaningreadingand eating music
Geoffrey Goodwin — Stoddy Awchaw (Listen)
A selection of teas the kitchen has acquired or been given over the years
Theodora Goss Rapid Advance of Sorrow
Nan Fry The Wolf’s Story
Sarah Monette — Three Letters from the Queen of Elfland
David Moles — Tacoma-Fuji
David Erik Nelson — Bay
Richard Butner — How to Make a Martini
All About the T: Swept (not sweeped) away by the love of irregular verbs
Jan Lars Jensen — Happier Days
Philip Raines and Harvey Welles — The Fishie
The Switch. Hope in the form of planted tomatoes
Gwenda Bond — Dear Aunt Gwenda
William Smith — The Film Column
David J. Schwartz — The Ichthymancer Writes His Friend with an Account of the Yeti’s Birthday Party
A By-No-Means-Complete Joan Aiken Checklist
Veronica Schanoes – Serpents
Homeland Security
David Blair — Vincent Price; For George Romero
Douglas Lain — Music Lessons
James Sallis — Two Stories
Karen Russell — Help Wanted
Sarah Micklem — "Eft" or "Epic"
John Kessel — The Red Phone
Lawrence Schimel & Sara Rojo The Well-Dressed Wolf
Deborah Roggie — The Mushroom Duchess
Seana Graham — The Pirate’s True Love
You Could Do This Too
Sunshine Ison — Two Poems
[Name Withheld] Article Withdrawn
Becca De La Rosa — This Is The Train The Queen Rides On
A selected list of Automobile City/Hwy Mileages
Gwenda Bond — Dear Aunt Gwenda
John Brown — Bright Waters
K.E. Duffin Two Poems
D.M. Gordon Sliding
Cara Spindler & David Erik Nelson You Were Neither . ( )
  SChant | May 3, 2013 |
A very cool compilation from a zine published in Northampton (of all places). The Sarah Monette and the David J Schwartz were my very favorites.
  omnia_mutantur | Nov 30, 2011 |
A collection of short fiction and poetry that first appeared in the "tiny but celebrated" zine.

I got a lot out of this book. The selections do an excellent job of pushing the envelope and exploring the interstices between genres. While there's a definite focus on the speculative, it's clear that these offerings owe more than a little to mainstream literary traditions. There's a definite challenge behind each piece. The authors refuse to be labeled or to work within the traditional confines of literature. They're breaking new ground in an exciting, thought-provoking and sometimes difficult way. The result is an excellent collection that demands that the reader delve deeper and consider what she's reading as art as well as entertainment.

Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in innovative short fiction. ( )
  xicanti | Jun 12, 2009 |
I was a little dubious about the cover blurb that declared this book "nothing short of a 'best practices' tutorial for the resuscitation of innovative literature." I'm not dubious anymore. The "other odd musings" of the book were interesting (I really did find the essay on scotch a nice diversion), and made the collection a better representation of the LCRW 'zine, itself. ( )
  donp | Nov 17, 2008 |
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Link, KellyEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grant, Gavin J.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Blair, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bond, GwendaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Butner, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chaon, DanIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
De La Rosa, BeccaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Duffin, K. E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Findlay, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Forbes, Amy BethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ford, JeffreyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fowler, Karen JoyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fry, NanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goodwin, Geoffrey H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gordon, D. M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goss, TheodoraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Help Wanted by Karen Russell

Travels With The Snow Queen by Kelly Link

Tan-Tan and Dry Bone [short story] by Nalo Hopkinson

Heartland [short fiction] by Karen Joy Fowler

What's Sure to Come (in The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet - LINK) by Jeffrey Ford

Stoddy Awchaw (in The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet - LINK) by Geoffrey H. Goodwin

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Unexpected tales of the fantastic, & other odd musings by Nalo Hopkinson Karen Joy Fowler Karen Russell Jeffrey Ford among many others

Contains STORIES by the AMAZING Jeffrey Ford, the FABULOUS Karen Joy Fowler, the UNLIKELY Kelly Link, the THRILLING Nalo Hopkinson, the SHOCKINGLY GOOD Karen Russell, the UNNERVING James Sallis, and dozens of UNCANNY others, as well as USEFUL lists of many kinds and STRAIGHT-SHOOTING advice from Aunt Gwenda.

Edited by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant
Introduction by Dan Chaon

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