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Let the Birds Drink in Peace

September 23rd, 2013  |  Published in Fiction, Robert Garner McBrearty  |  4 Comments

Each of Robert Garner McBrearty’s stories has its own sensibility, but what his characters share is a desire to know how best to live when confronted by unforeseeable chance. Here readers will meet budding writers, ailing professors, reluctant gunslingers, and kidnapped kids; they grapple with conflicts of conscience and the mysteries of love. McBrearty excels in devising believable worlds and characters with open, sometimes breakable, hearts.

Robert Garner McBrearty’s stories have been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize collection and widely published in literary journals that include the North American Review, Missouri Review, New England Review, Narrative Magazine, StoryQuarterly, and Mississippi Review. Robert’s stories have been selected for performances at Stories on Stage in Denver, and at Arts and Letters Live at the Dallas Museum of Art. Other awards include fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass., and a Sherwood Anderson Foundation Fiction Award. He is the author of two other story collections, A Night at the Y and Episode, as well as his debut novel The Western Lonesome Society.

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4 Comments

  1. […] Robert McBrearty’s collection of short stories, Let the Birds Drink in Peace, presents characters with open, sometimes breakable, […]

  2. […] Robert McBrearty‘s short story “What Happened to Laura?” won the Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Award. The story will be published in the journal Big Muddy. Congratulations, Robert! Tags: award, News Article, publication, Robert McBrearty […]

  3. […] Robert McBrearty‘s story “The Things I Don’t Know About” will be performed at Stories on Stage at the […]

  4. […] and was reprinted for the award. It was reprinted in McBrearty’s 2011 collection of stories “Let the Birds Drink in Peace,” and Mississippi Review republished it in its 30-year anthology in […]

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