Tag Archives: Grace Paley

marginalia || My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead: Great Love Stories from Chekhov to Munro, edited by Jeffrey Eugenides

I remember saving up for My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead: Great Love Stories from Chekhov to Munro, tried the whole a-few-coins-a-day route.  I even prayed to Santa, I begged friends. I rarely buy books brand-new–I’m technically, well, poor. But then, in the middle of last year, a story of mine had won an award. As […]

marginalia || Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, by Grace Paley

I read most of the stories in Grace Paley’s collection, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, while I was in the hospital. I’d been confined last week, IV and all, and it made for hard going sometimes because the pain had the page seemingly reverberate before my eyes. Also, the needle and tubes attached to […]