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Book Group: Safe as Houses

    02/02/2013 - 12:00pm

    Our February pick is a slightly surreal short story collection that I kept shoving at people during the holidays (to, thus far, great success).
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    Safe as Houses (Iowa Short Fiction Award) Cover Image
    ISBN: 9781609381141
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    Published: University of Iowa Press - October 1st, 2012

    Safe as Houses, the debut story collection of Marie-Helene Bertino, proves that not all homes are shelters. The titular story revolves around an aging English professor who, mourning the loss of his wife, robs other people's homes of their sentimental knick-knacks. In "Free Ham," a young dropout wins a ham after her house burns down and refuses to accept it.