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10 Terrific Reads of 2010
O's top picks take us from the trenches of World War II to forbidden love in Britain to an apocalyptic New York future.
Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom
Where the God of Love Hangs Out
By Amy Bloom
224 pages; Random House


O contributor Amy Bloom's new collection of short fiction, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, is about real-life passion—greedy, misguided, rueful, hopeful, generous to a fault. "I am the worst person in the world," thinks Clare, remorseful over poaching William from the elegant, flawless Isabel—who is not only his wife but Clare's best friend—in "The Old Impossible," one of a quartet of stories about longing, deception, and loss... Read more