If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black

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If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This
By Robin Black
288 pages; Random House


"It took me eight years to write the ten stories here," says Robin Black in the acknowledgments of her debut collection, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This (Random House). It shows. This book is not a fast read. Rather, it offers the kind of storytelling that's so deft, so understated, and so compelling that you have to slow down to savor each vignette...Read more