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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

gobo_fraggle_uk's picture gobo_fraggle_uk
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Has anybody read 'Drinking Coffee Elsewhere' by ZZ Packer? I've just ordered it, having read nothing but 5 star - in love - reviews of this short story collection. The writer got a $250k advance, which is highly unusual for short stories. She's a lecturer on creative writing at Stanford and I read an interview with her where she came across as very bright and a nice down-to-earth person.

Thinking of it - how many woman writers do we discuss or recommend? Apart from Amy Hempel and Katherine Dunn, both of whom Chuck suggested?
This isn't a criticism of others any more than it is of myself - thinking about it, I rarely buy books by women. It isn't a conscious thing, but maybe it's a good thing to become conscious of and to question.