Baxter describes the characters who inhabit his Midwest in stark detail and in plain prose.
This engaging twenty story collection from one of the best authors of the short format includes seven new tales and sixteen entries from his previous anthologies.
I budgeted myself to reading a single story a day, so I could appreciate and savor each one individually.
These are great stories and very enjoyable. Some are somewhat traditional, and a few break new ground and really tease the reader.Published 10 months ago by JC
This collection was superb. Charles Baxter was in Kansas City, Missouri and I saw him read at the Kansas City Public Library Writer's at Work series. Read morePublished 13 months ago by julie e.
Charles Baxter is known as one of the best contemporary short story writers and it was no surprise that his recent collection, "Gryphon," was named a NY Times Notable Book of 2011. Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by Joseph Landes
Are you like me when you have a new anthology or collection of short stories in hand, you read the first and the last thinking they are probably the best? Read morePublished on November 7, 2011 by Rosebud Book Reviews
A rule writers know: Never start something by having your character wake up in bed. The only thing worse would be to open with "It was a dark and stormy night. Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by Rett01
There are 23 stories in a new collection by Charles Baxter, one of which shares the title, Gryphon. The sheer variety and diversity in these stories is commendable, and they share... Read morePublished on May 8, 2011 by Stephen T. Hopkins