The Miniature Wife

by Inez Tan

The Miniature Wife, Manuel Gonzales’ debut collection of short stories, begins with a line by W.B. Yeats: “Things fall apart.” Those three words are a fitting introduction to the eighteen stories that follow, in which a plane is hijacked, a… Continue Reading

Wooden Minds

by Inez Tan

Flannery O’Connor’s portrayal of her “intellectual” characters illustrates the dangers of valuing the life of the mind over life in community. Flannery O’Connor, fiction writer, essayist, and ardent Catholic, would only have turned 88 this March 25th Yet, in some ways, she… Continue Reading