"There are, I suppose, stories full of brilliance, hilarity, and longing—the stories in MB Caschetta's terrific Pretend You're My Friend are full of all these things—but I can't remember when I've read a collection so full of life. Actual life: the bad jokes, the astounding velocity, the sweetness and darkness. You will love the characters here the way you love your own family: complicatedly, with tenderness, understanding, and consternation. The only difference may be how willing—and eager—you are to introduce them to friends. Good heavens, this book is good." --Elizabeth McCrackenElizabeth McCracken!!! Dang, Mice. That doesn't happen every lifetime now, does it?
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
so accused just this morning, but here I am again. Call me soft, but this blurb from my all-time favorite story writer, made me cry big cartoony tear drops: