According to George Saunders, “Paley honors every person and thing she creates by presenting them at their best, or at least their liveliest.”
Paley writes so funnily, so well, and so convincingly that you can’t help but be begrudgingly charmed by even her most deadbeat dads. She’s a treasure!
Read if you like: funny and great writing that comes alive, convincing characters, Lucia Berlin
Favorite story: “Two short Sad Stories from a Long and Happy Life” or “Faith in a Tree” or “Zagrowsky Tells”