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Introducing our Fall 2015 issue, featuring a suite of five short stories that share an insight into the curious ties that bind a family together. Told by masters of the form, rising talents, and a new voice in American fiction, these works follow a series of characters who seem propelled by what’s missing in their lives. 

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Ann Beattie is the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award, the Rea Award for the Short Story, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.