Book Review for Early Reviewers: How Gone We Got by Dina Guidubaldi

This book of short stories is a nice break from the longer pieces I’ve been reading lately. Sure, the characters are quirky, but that’s what makes them so lifelike. These paragraphs weave through to several pages like long prose poems. The language lilts and jabs. The quote from Elizabeth Bishop’s villanelle, “One Art” reminds me that “The art of losing isn’t hard to master.”  I especially liked each one of them, with their sometimes obscure titles…for example, the one about the big men, “Pillars, Fallen” and the other one about the suicide pact gone awry, “At Home in the World.” Thank you LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Queens Ferry Press for the delightful distraction these past few days, I’ve read it from cover to cover and now look for more from the talented Dina Guidubaldi.