Read Marilynne Robinson’s 1988 review of Raymond Carver’s final collection.

Raymond Carver, one of the most beloved and influential short story writers in the history of American fiction, was born eighty-five years ago today. Below is a New York Times review of Carver’s final story collection, Where I’m Calling From, written by future Pulitzer Prize (and Orange Prize, and NBCC Prize, and Library of Congress Prize…) […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Sales of Carver's 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,' are up 121% after being featured in the Oscar-winning film. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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A Summary and Analysis of Raymond Carver’s ‘Cathedral’

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WATCH: Will Alexander Reads from His New Poetry Collection, Divine Blue Light

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Review: 'Still No Word From You,' a memoir that redefines the experience of reading

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Recommended reading: Hilary Mantel’s review of Kate Atkinson’s debut novel.

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Listen to an 8-minute song inspired by the work of Marilynne Robinson.

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