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''Big World gives a full anatomy lesson of the kind of heart that's kick-started by booze, cigarettes, and jukebox songs of regret. Miller writes with savage charm.'' --Believer
''Mary Miller is a master of tone. Big World triumphs by inhabiting a persistent tonal landscape, a recurring state of mind.'' --Rumpus
''Miller's great at turning the mundane inside out and letting the world see its guts.'' --Metro Times (Detroit) ''Big World reveals Mary Miller as a master of the slow-motion hysteria we as contemporary Americans know so well.'' --Portland Review
''Poorly concealed traps lie all over for the women in Big World in the form of married men, exes, a damaged sense of relating to the world. In other words, the traps are so big, they hardly see them before walking straight in.'' --TimeOut Chicago --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
Mary Miller is the author of a story collection, BIG WORLD, and a chapbook, Less Shiny. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in American Short Fiction, Ninth Letter, McSweeney's Quarterly, Mississippi Review, Black Clock, Indiana Review, and others. Her fiction has been anthologized in New Stories from the South (2008) and Dzanc's Best of the Web (2010).
I read a lot of short story collections and I'm delighted if half are even enjoyable. Mary Miller only had one story to me that even fell a little flat, FULL... the rest, esp. Read morePublished on July 10, 2010 by Gregg A. Kalina
Mary Miller's Big World presents the world with a new and wonderful voice in the world of short fiction. Her characters are unique and her prose is clean and fresh. Read morePublished on October 16, 2009 by Curtis Smith