'Survival Skills: Stories' by Jean Ryan

The natural world looms large in Jean Ryan’s meditative short-story collection, Survival Skills (Ashland Creek Press). These thirteen stories inhabit the myriad spaces where wild brushes up against domestic—animals and weather take their place in these stories as easily as the characters do. From the dogs in “Greyhound” and “What Gretel Knows” to the octopuses… read more