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The Cry Room

December 26, 2018

by SHARON BARRETT Of the people who knew her, few would have said of Cathy Richards that she was spirited. At twenty-two, she was married with three children and another on the way; she appeared to be firmly on the … Read more

As the Turtles Do

December 17, 2018

by KEN DERRY To hear author Ken Derry reading this piece, check out the latest episode (Episode 3: Real/Fantastical—Fantastical/Real) of our podcast, CQ Speaks. — When Ms. Martin first heard the discharge and shattered glass, she did not pause to consider … Read more

Scribe: A Review

December 6, 2018

by KATHARINE COLDIRON   Alyson Hagy, Scribe (Graywolf Press, October 2018), pp. 176 It’s unclear where or when we are at the start of Scribe, a slim novel that maps an extraordinary range of human cruelty. The awful, scraping life led … Read more