The October selection in the McNally Robinson / Breakfast TV Book Club is Beautiful Girl Thumb.
characters are looking for love, but they are willing to settle. They don't dare feel flat-out greed or lust or hate. Instead they wander around, repeating the mantra 'everything is okay.' It isn't.
These brutally funny stories provide valuable advice on destroying friendships, flirting with your marriage counselor, cheating at Diplomacy, dumping your boyfriend via Call Waiting, and enrolling your children in the right elementary school program.
Donut Shop Lovers and Beautiful Girl Thumb, both from Turnstone Press. Beautiful Girl Thumb is currently shortlisted for the 2010/11 On the Same Page reading program. She lives in Winnipeg.won the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Writer at the 1999 Manitoba Book Awards. She has taught Creative Writing at the University of Manitoba, acted as a mentor with the Manitoba Writers? Guild and worked as a radio journalist. Her fiction has appeared in journals including Prairie Fire, Zygote, and City Magazine. She is the author of two story collections,
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