Little Raw Souls

Madagascar: New and Selected Stories

By Steven Schwartz

Fifteen stories that reveal [Schwartz's] clean, clear vision of ordinary people searching not for the extraordinary within themselves but for comprehension of the difficult world around them”

Booklist Starred Review

Steven Schwartz's masterly Lives of the Fathers mines our deepest feelings toward parents, time, memory, and forgiveness.”

Chicago Tribune

Schwartz delineates with admirable and diverting finesse the timeless spectacle of parents and offspring locked in tenderly shattering combat.”

Publishers Weekly

Little Raw Souls is a beautiful book--I loved watching these characters bumble and brave their way through compromise, integrity, and freedom from illusion. What inventive and truthful stories these are.”

—Joan Silber

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A Good Doctor's Son by Steven Schwartz Therapy by Steven Schwartz Lives of the Fathers by Steven Schwartz A Good Doctor's Son by Steven Schwartz Little Raw Souls by Steven Schwartz

"Steven Schwartz's novel A Good Doctor's Son is a stunning story of loss and gradual redemption. Written with such elegant simplicity that we are tempted to mistake it for a simple tale, the book is a moral lesson for the end of the 20th century."

—The Arizona Daily Star

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"Every so often there is a novel that can be summed up in a single word–not the plot, but the overwhelming emotion one may feel while reading it. The word for Therapy is pleasure. This is the type of book that makes you hope your bus ride is extra long so you can sit there and read it, laughing and sad at the same time, your life temporarily given over to these wonderful characters."

—Los Angeles Time

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"Steven Schwartz's masterly Lives of the Fathers mines our deepest feelings toward parents, time, memory, and forgiveness."

—Chicago Tribune

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"These eight stories reveal Schwartz's remarkable ability to create a range of very believable characters, from a nine–year–old boy who is an insomniac to a young woman braving the wilds of Alaska with her lover, an epileptic. Schwartz is effective whether writing in the first person or third, whether depicting characters who are very much alone or characters involved in relationships–lovers, husband and wife, father and daughter."

—Publishers Weekly

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"Little Raw Souls is a beautiful book--I loved watching these characters bumble and brave their way through compromise, integrity, and freedom from illusion. What inventive and truthful stories these are."

—Joan Silber

Amazon