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Product Details

  • Paperback: 238 pages
  • Publisher: All Things That Matter Press (April 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984639241
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984639243
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,549,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Salvatore Buttaci is a retired English teacher who has been writing since childhood. His first published work, an essay entitled "Presidential Timber," appeared in the Sunday New York News when he was sixteen. Since then his poems, letters, short stories, and articles have been widely published in The New York Times, Newsday, U.S.A. Today, The Writer, Cats Magazine, and elsewhere in America and overseas. In 2001, Pudding House Publications included his work in the Greatest Hits Series with his chapbook, Greatest Hits: 1970-2000. He was also the 2007 recipient of the $500.00 Cyber-wit Poetry Award.

More About the Author

The poems, letters, and stories of Salvatore Buttaci have been published in The New York Times, Newsday, U.S.A. Today, The Writer, Cats Magazine, and widely elsewhere in America and overseas. A retired teacher and professor, he was the recipient of the $500 Cyber-wit Poetry Award in 2007. Buttaci has lectured on Sicilian American pride and conducted poetry workshops and readings.

His collection of 164 short-fiction stories, Flashing My Shorts, is available from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Flashing-My-Shorts-Salvatore-Buttaci/dp/0984259473

His new chapbook Boy on a Swing and other poems is available from http://www.bigtablepublishing.com/chaptitles.html

A Family of Sicilians: Stories and Poems is available from
http://stores.lulu.com/ButtaciPublishing2008

His new collection of flash fiction, 200 Shorts, has just been released by All Things That Matter Press, and is also available from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/200-Shorts-Salvatore-Buttaci/dp/0984639241/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1304168865&sr=1-12

He lives with his wife Sharon in West Virginia.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jean Rodenbough on April 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
Sal Buttaci is a master of flash fiction, those short prose pieces that tell a story in two sentences or two pages. This is his second publication of short fiction, and contains for the most part stories of an Italian boy growing up in New York or New Jersey with his immigrant parents and grandparents. I have suspicions that "Antonio Lanzetti" bears sharp resemblance to Sal. The stories abound with incidents in Catholic schoolrooms commandeered by stern Sisters, dangerous characters in the immigrant neighborhoods, pranks played by the narrator and his friends, who manage to stay out of serious trouble in spite of their activities. Other stories, events, and characters abound in this collection as well, however. Some deal with visitors from alien planets, or visions of strange communications. Some imply mystery, some are love stories, some are stories of overt violence, others of gentleness. Of these 200 stories the reader will discover the talent of the author to narrate a story, mostly in first person for immediacy, that keeps the reader with him all the way. This is a collection for those who enjoy brief stories well told, and who will finally come to the close of the book hoping for a third collection by Sal Buttaci.
Jean Rodenbough, author of Rachel's Children: Surviving the Second World War.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Eliza E. on May 8, 2011
Format: Paperback
Drawing on his Sicilian heritage and his experience as a writer and a teacher, Salvatore Buttaci has excelled in this presentation of 200 SHORTS (flash fiction).

In bite sized stories, and with humor and grace, Salvatore treats us to a compilation which has us laughing, crying, smiling, thinking.

He's a beautiful writer! His last book FLASHING MY SHORTS won much acclaim. Go on: add these books to your reading lists - treat yourself and buy one, or two, or three. Friends will love you and will love the gift you give!

Well deserving of the five stars awarded.

Salvatore - GOD BLESS and keep writing.

Review by Eliza Earsman, author of "A COLLECTION OF VERSE".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Knox on June 1, 2011
Format: Paperback
Short 'flash' fiction is a tricky art. A writer has to be able to incorporate the potency of poetry and the plot and character development of a short story. Well, if you want to learn how to do it well, read Buttaci's book. Likewise, if you just want a book of 200 dynamic and riveting stories for sheer entertainment, buy Buttaci's book. It's a great collection for anyone who enjoys a good short story (or 200 of them).
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By Debi on October 8, 2012
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200 Shorts is just the thing when you don't have much time, it's like grabbing a chocolate chip cookie or two before supper. The problem is one or two turns out not to be enough. I love his flash fiction - he does it so well!
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