Saturday, June 16, 2012

Stories from the former Soviet Baltic states

Library sales are treasure troves where one finds the most captivating books and novels from yesteryears, away from the influence of marketing forces and contemporary reading trends. The latest find for a mere 25 cents is here to stay on my shelf long enough for my children to grow up and read. It is a copy of 'The Graywolf Annual Nine: Stories from the New Europe (Graywolf Annual) (Paperback)', published in 1992.

Three of the nine stories printed here are from the former Soviet Baltic states--Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. 'Man needs dog' by Regina Ezera is my favorite, although several others follow closely as second.

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