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Literary Roadhouse: One Short Story, Once a Week Podcast

Literary Roadhouse: One Short Story, Once a Week Podcast

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We are a diverse group of readers who have a rowdy old time discussing a wide diversity of short literary fiction.


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The Last Question - Isaac Asimov - Literary Roadhouse Ep 89

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Thu, Mar 23, 2017


Discussion Notes: The Last Question Find this week’s story here: The Last Question by Isaac Asimov. Next week’s story: Herding Vegetable Sheep by Ekaterina Sedia. Rated: Clean. This week our hosts discuss The Last Question by Isaac Asimov. From the beginning, Rammy and Anais loved this story and could hardly contain their excitement. Gerald started...

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The Street - H. P. Lovecraft - Literary Roadhouse Ep 88

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Wed, Mar 15, 2017


Discussion Notes: The Street Find this week’s story here: The Street by H. P. Lovecraft. Next week’s story: The Last Question by Isaac Asimov. Rated: Clean. This week our hosts discuss H. P. Lovecraft’s The Street, a departure from Lovecraft’s infamous alien horrors. The Street’s a supernatural story dripping with a xenophobic political message. Unable...

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All the Assholes in the World and Mine - Charles Bukowski - LRH Ep 87

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Wed, Mar 08, 2017


Discussion Notes: All the Assholes in the World and Mine Find this week’s story here: All the Assholes in the World and Mine by Charles Bukowski. Next week’s story: The Street by H. P. Lovecraft. Rated: Explicit. This week our hosts discuss Charles Bukowski’s short story about an alcoholic who is diagnosed with hemorrhoids and...

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Wildwood - Junot Diaz - Literary Roadhouse Ep 86

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Wed, Mar 01, 2017


Discussion Notes: Wildwood Find this week’s story here: Wildwood by Junot Diaz. Next week’s story: All the Assholes in the World and Mine by Charles Bukowski. Rated: Explicit. This week our hosts discuss Wildwood by Junot Diaz, a short story that fits into Diaz’s novel The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Having read...

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It Had To Be Murder - Cornell Woolrich - Literary Roadhouse Ep 85

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Mon, Feb 20, 2017


Discussion Notes: It Had To Be Murder Find this week’s story here: It Had To Be Murder by Cornell Woolrich. Next week’s story: Wildwood by Junot Diaz. Rated: Clean. This week all four hosts were disappointed to discover that the story behind the movie Rear Window didn’t pack as much punch as the movie. The...

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Mastiff - Joyce Carol Oates - Literary Roadhouse Ep 84

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Thu, Feb 16, 2017


Discussion Notes: Mastiff Find this week’s story here: Mastiff by Joyce Carol Oates. Next week’s story: It Had To Be Murder by Cornell Woolrich. Rated: Clean. This week Gerald and Anais strongly disliked the story, while Rammy had lukewarm feelings. Thus, poor Maya was left all alone to defend the brilliance of this story! For...

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Depth Perception - Laura M. Gibson - Literary Roadhouse Ep 83

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Fri, Feb 03, 2017


Discussion Notes: Depth Perception Find this week’s story here: Depth Perception by Laura M. Gibson. Next week’s story: Mastiff by Joyce Carol Oates. Rated: Adult themes, but does not contain explicit language. This week Maya, Gerald, Anais, and Rammy rave about Laura M. Gibson’s Depth Perception. In a rare feat, all four hosts loved the...

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Handicap - Elizabeth Chandler - Literary Roadhouse Ep 82

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Wed, Oct 19, 2016


Discussion Notes: Handicap Find this week’s story here: Handicap by Elizabeth Chandler. Next week’s story: Depth Perception by Laura M. Gibson. Rated: Adult themes, but does not contain explicit language. This week Maya, Gerald, Anais, and Rammy discuss Handicap by Elizabeth Chandler. Overall, the hosts found the story confusing and couldn’t decipher the themes. Gerald...

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Memento Mori - Nathan Nolan - Literary Roadhouse Ep 81

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Mon, Oct 17, 2016


Discussion Notes: Memento Mori Find this week’s story here: Memento Mori by Nathan Nolan. Next week’s story: Handicap by Elizabeth Chandler. Rated: Adult themes, but does not contain explicit language. This week Maya, Gerald, Anais, and Rammy discuss Memento Mori by Nathan Nolan. This story forms the basis for Christopher Nolan’s cult movie Memento, and,...

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Restoration - Ann Joslin Williams - Literary Roadhouse Ep 80

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Mon, Oct 03, 2016


Discussion Notes: Restoration Find this week’s story here: Restoration by Ann Joslin Williams. Next week’s story: Memento Mori by Nathan Nolan. Rated: Explicit Themes and Language, though the explicit content is only at the end when we discuss recommendations for next week’s story. Discussion of Restoration itself is clean. This week Maya, Gerald, Anais, and...

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A Silver Dish - Saul Bellow - Literary Roadhouse Ep 79

Author: Anais Concepcion, Gerald Hornsby, Rammy Salem
Wed, Sep 28, 2016


Discussion Notes: A Silver Dish Find this week’s story here: A Silver Dish by Saul Bellow. Next week’s story: Restoration by Ann Joslin Williams. Rated: Clean This week Gerald, Anais, and Rammy discuss A Silver Dish by Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow. Perhaps because of that lofty award, Gerald and Anais expected more of the story....

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Strays - Mark Richard - Literary Roadhouse Ep 78

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Sat, Sep 24, 2016


Discussion Notes: Strays Find this week’s story here: Strays by Mark Richard. Next week’s story: A Silver Dish by Saul Bellow. Rated: Adult themes, but does not contain explicit language. This week Maya, Gerald, Anais, and Rammy discuss Strays by Mark Richard. Our three writers, Maya, Gerald, and Anais were ovr the moon with this...

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Miss Temptation - Kurt Vonnegut - Literary Roadhouse Ep 77

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Wed, Sep 14, 2016


Discussion Notes: Miss Temptation Find this week’s story here: Miss Temptation by Kurt Vonnegut. Next week’s story: Strays by Mark Richard. Rated: Clean This week Maya, Gerald, Anais, and Rammy discuss a Vonnegut short story called Miss Temptation. Anais got a kick out of the story’s feminist theme and the female protagonist’s reclaiming of her...

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Bad Latch - Curtis Sittenfeld - Literary Roadhouse Ep 76

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Mon, Sep 12, 2016


Discussion Notes: Bad Latch Find this week’s story here: Bad Latch by Curtis Sittenfeld. Next week’s story: Miss Temptation by Kurt Vonnegut. Rated: Explicit for adult themes and language This week Maya, Gerald, Anais, and Rammy discuss a story about new mothers and the pressures put on American moms to be perfect. Rammy like the...

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The Looking Glass - Anton Chekhov - Literary Roadhouse Ep 75

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Thu, Sep 08, 2016


Discussion Notes: The Looking Glass Find this week’s story here: The Looking Glass by Anton Chekhov. Next week’s story: Bad Latch by Curtis Sittenfeld. Rated: Clean This week Maya, Gerald, Anais, and Rammy discuss a Chekhov short story. Surprisingly, none of the hosts liked the story. For Anais, the theme of life being riddled with...

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Silver Blaze - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Literary Roadhouse Ep 74

Author: Anais Concepcion, Gerald Hornsby, Rammy Salem
Fri, Sep 02, 2016


Discussion Notes: Silver Blaze Find this week’s story here: Silver Blaze by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Next week’s story: The Looking Glass by Anton Chekhov. Rated: Clean Maya couldn’t join us this week, but Gerald is finally back from his vacation! This week Gerald, Anais, and Rammy discuss a Sherlock Holmes classic mystery. While all...

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Life in Stone, Glass, and Plastic - Jos? Pablo Iriarte - Literary Roadhouse Ep 73

Author: Maya Goode, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem, Michael La Ronn
Wed, Aug 24, 2016


Discussion Notes: Life in Stone, Glass, and Plastic Find this week’s story here: Life in Stone, Glass, and Plastic by Jos? Pablo Iriarte. Next week’s story: Silver Blaze by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Rated: Clean Gerald continues to enjoy summer in style without us. Good news, everyone! Science fiction author Michael La Ronn joins the...

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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings - Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez -Literary Roadhouse Ep 72

Author: Maya Goode, Anais Concepcion, Caleb J. Ross
Thu, Aug 18, 2016


Discussion Notes: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Find this week’s story here: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez. Next week’s story: Life in Stone, Glass, and Plastic by Jos? Pablo Iriarte. Rated: Clean Gerald is still gallivanting across Europe on his extended summer vacation. This week Caleb J....

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Escape from New York - Zadie Smith - Literary Roadhouse Ep 71

Author: Maya Goode, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem, Lovelyn Bettison
Mon, Aug 08, 2016


Discussion Notes: Escape from New York Find this week’s story here: Escape from New York by Zadie Smith. Next week’s story: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez. Rated: Clean Gerald is still soaking up the sun on his annual summer road trip. Lovelyn Bettison, author of Perfect Family and The...

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The Dog of Tetval - Saadat Hasan Manto - Literary Roadhouse Ep 70

Author: Maya Goode, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Thu, Jul 28, 2016


Discussion Notes: The Dog of Tetval Find this week’s story here: The Dog of Tetval by Saadat Hasan Manto. Next week’s story: Escape from New York by Zadie Smith. Rated: Clean This week Maya, Rammy, and Anais discussed The Dog of Tetval. Meanwhile, Gerald is still on vacation living his best life. Anais liked the...

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Harrison Bergeron | Kurt Vonnegut | Literary Roadhouse Ep 69

Author: Maya Goode, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem, Gabriel Jarboe
Tue, Jun 28, 2016


Discussion Notes: Harrison Bergeron Find this week’s story here: Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Next week’s story: The Dog of Tetval by Saadat Hasan Manto. Rated: Clean Gerald is still on vacation. This week Gabriel Jarboe, aspiring author and friend of the show, joins the discussion. This week’s discussion of Harrison Bergeron led the...

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What Splits Us - Mark Farrington - Literary Roadhouse Ep 68

Author: Maya Goode, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Tue, Jun 21, 2016


Discussion Notes: What Splits Us Find this weeks story here: What Splits Us by Mark Farrington. Next weeks story: Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Rated: Explicit Gerald couldn’t join us this week, because he is on his annual caravan road trip in France. This week’s story was chosen by Gerald, and he left us...

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La Cuesta Encantada - Colette Sartor - Literary Roadhouse Ep 67

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Sat, Jun 11, 2016


Discussion Notes: La Cuesta Encantada Find this weeks story here: La Cuesta Encantada by Colette Sartore Next weeks story is What Splits Us by Mark Farrington. Rated: Clean Due to unexpected audio issues, today’s episode has some background noise in places. We apologize for the inconvenience and did our best to bring you the best...

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The Snows of Kilimanjaro - Ernest Hemingway - Literary Roadhouse Ep 66

Author: Maya Goode, Gerald Hornsby, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem
Thu, May 26, 2016


Discussion Notes: The Snows of Kilimanjaro Find this weeks story here: The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway Next weeks story is La Cuesta Encantada by Colette Sartore Rated: Clean This week we discussed Gerald’s favorite author, Hemingway. Gerald wasn’t shy about his fanboy love for Hemingway and this story, particularly the sections that flash...

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Attitude Adjustment | Tim Gautreaux - Literary Roadhouse Ep 65

Author: Maya Goode, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem, Gerald Hornsby
Wed, May 18, 2016


Discussion Notes: Attitude Adjustment Find this weeks story here: Attitude Adjustment by Tim Gautreaux Next weeks story is The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway Rated: Clean This week’s story had religious themes that left Gerald as the odd man out. Rammy enjoyed the story’s message of surrendering to a greater plan, while Maya believed that...

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The Rat King by Kerry Cullen - Literary Roadhouse Ep 64

Author: Maya Goode, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem, Gerald Hornsby
Thu, May 12, 2016


Discussion Notes: The Rat King Find this weeks story here: The Rat King Next weeks story is Attitude Adjustment by Tim Gautreaux Rated: Adult themes without Adult Language Well… this was an odd one for sure. Surprisingly or perhaps not surprisingly, Maya was the only one who enjoyed The Rat King. This story, about a woman...

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Literary Roadhouse Discussions with Karan Bajaj

Author: Anais Concepcion, Maya Good, Karan Bajaj
Mon, May 02, 2016


Guest: Karan Bajaj Rated: Clean This week we have a treat for you! Literary Roadhouse  Discussions in a new intermittent extra podcast where we discuss literature and writing with authors and other literary figures. Our first guest is Karan Bajaj. Karan Bajaj is a #1 bestselling Indian novelist with more than 200,000 copies of his...

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A Handful of Dates by Tayeb Saleh - Literary Roadhouse Ep 63

Author: Maya Goode, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem, Gerald Hornsby
Tue, Apr 26, 2016


Discussion Notes: A Handful of Dates Find this weeks story here: A Handful of Dates Next weeks story is The Rat King by Kerry Cullen Rated: Clean This weeks story was about at it’s essence a coming of age story. We follow as a young man’s vision of his grandfather is changed and he develops a deeper...

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Discussing Ghost Birds by Nicolas Pizzolatto - Literary Roadhouse Ep 62

Author: Maya Goode, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem, Gerald Hornsby
Sat, Apr 16, 2016


Discussion Notes: Ghost Birds Find this weeks story here: Ghost Birds Next week’s story is A Handful of Dates by Tayeb Saleh Rated: Clean Everyone liked this weeks story but Maya had issues with the 1st have of the story. Ghost Birds is about loss and fear of loss explored through the eyes of a man...

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Drone - Hari Kunzru - Literary Roadhouse Ep 61

Author: Maya Goode, Anais Conception, Rammy Salem, Gerald Hornsby
Thu, Apr 07, 2016


Discussion Notes: Drone Next week’s story is Ghost Birds by Nicolas Pizzalotto Rated: Clean As Anais was editing this weeks bickering, she realized that we’ve hit the old married couple phase of our podcast. Drone is excerpt of an upcoming novel that gave Rammy pause. We spent a good deal of time discussing whether it should...

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Queenie - Alice Munro - Literary Roadhouse Ep 60

Author: Maya Goode, Anais Concepcion, Rammy Salem, Gerald Hornsby
Thu, Mar 31, 2016


Discussion Notes: Queenie Next week’s story is Drone by Hari Kunzru Rated: Clean Queenie is a short story about a young woman who visits her sister who ran away with the neighbor and is in a difficult relationship. We discussed abuse, lost and sisterhood. This is our second Alice Munro story and Anais found herself...

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Delira - Hitomi Kanehara - Literary Roadhouse - Ep 59

Author: Maya Goode
Thu, Mar 24, 2016


Discussion Notes: Delira Next week’s story is Queenie by Alice Munro Rated: Dirty!!!! Adult Themes & Language So, we don’t read these stories in advance and this week we were a little surprised. Upon starting the story… this happened. Gerald: Good Lord! This story is a little … ahem … steamy. Maya: hahahaha! Poor Rammy, no wonder...

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Switzerland Today - Michael Chabon - Literary Roadhouse Ep 58

Author: Maya Goode
Tue, Mar 22, 2016


Discussion Notes: Switzerland Today Next week’s story is Delira by Hitomi Kanehara Rated: Clean but Gerald does call us dumb asses under his breath First off, thank you for your patience. This episode and last weeks Bradbury Challenge had major sound issues and took almost a week to edit. It’s okay but not up to our...

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Discussing Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer - Literary Roadhouse Ep 57

Author: Maya Goode
Wed, Mar 09, 2016


Discussion Notes: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere Next week’s story is Switzerland Today by Michael Chabon Rated: Adult themes but does not contain adult language This week the Literary Roadhouse crew enjoyed discussing, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer. This story was published in 2000 and brought ZZ Packer attention as a debut short story author. In Drinking Coffee Elsewhere ZZ Packer...

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The Lottery - Shirley Jackson - Literary Roadhouse Ep 56

Author: Maya Goode
Thu, Mar 03, 2016


Next week’s story is Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer Rated: Clean The Lottery by Shirley Jackson explores the darker side of humanity as a group of Americans make a sacrifice for the good of the community. In this discussion, we analysis the meaning and relevance of this well known story. We discuss group think, murder,...

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In The Act Of Falling - Danielle Mclaughlin - Literary Roadhouse Ep 55

Author: Maya Goode
Wed, Feb 24, 2016


Next week’s story is The Lottery by Shirley Jackson Rated: Adult themes, but does not contain explicit language This week we discuss In The Act Of Falling, a short story about a family’s emotional struggles after the financial collapse in Ireland. This story lends itself to deep analysis of the characters and themes. One thing that...

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Three Questions - Leo Tolstoy - Literary Roadhouse Ep 54

Author: Maya Goode
Wed, Feb 17, 2016


Three Questions Next week’s story is In The Act Of Falling by Danielle Mclaughlin Rated Clean Maya couldn’t join the podcast for this episode. Anais, Gerald, and Rammy dug into this story without the Tolstoy fan girl, and discovered divergent opinions. Three Questions surprised Anais and Gerald by being a short parable, which is not...

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Thank You Ma'am - Langston Hughes - Literary Roadhouse Ep 53

Author: Maya Goode
Wed, Feb 10, 2016


Thank You Ma’am Next week’s story is Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy Rated Clean This week we discuss a lovely story by Langston Hughes about a teenager whose attempts at robbery are defeated by the kind woman who was to be his victim. This simple, clean story of compassion won us over. However, through discussion...

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Discussing Escape From Spiderhead - George Saunders - Literary Roadhouse Ep 52

Author: Maya Goode
Thu, Feb 04, 2016


Next week’s story is Thank You Ma’am by Langston Hughes Rated PG-13 for Adult Themes This week Tamara Woods joins us as a guest co-host. She is new to the Literary Roadhouse family and will be the host of an upcoming show. You can find out more about Tamara, her poetry and the Reverie Journal at...

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The Story of A Painter - Ludmilla Petrushevskaya - Literary Roadhouse Ep 51

Author: Maya Goode
Wed, Jan 27, 2016


The Story of a Painter Next week’s story is Escape From Spiderhead by George Saunders Rated PG-13 for light swearing This week we discuss The Story of a Painter, a complex Russian short story that straddles the line between Magical Realism, Fairy Tale and a story of madness. Anais had a very different and interesting read of the...

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Monstress - Lysley A. Tenorio - Literary Roadhouse Ep 50

Author: Maya Goode
Wed, Jan 20, 2016


Next weeks story is The Story Of A Painter by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya Rated PG-13 for light swearing & joke about porn titles Monstress is a short story about a couple in The Phillipines who make monster flicks, and how the fall of local cinema at the feet of Hollywood affects their relationship. He is the...

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The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman – Literary Roadhouse Ep 49

Author: Maya Goode
Wed, Jan 13, 2016


The Yellow Wallpaper Next week’s story is Monstress by Lysley A. Tenorio Rated PG for one mention of the word sex without details or explanation We really enjoyed this in depth discussion of The Yellow Wallpaper, an important part of the American short story cannon about mental illness and the treatment of women. Written in...

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Prepositions – Lionel Shriver – Literary Roadhouse Ep 48

Author: Maya Goode
Wed, Jan 06, 2016


Prepositions Next week’s story is The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Rated Explicit Whoa, Gerald courted controversy with this story of two widows. The story’s narrator recounts the difference between her widowhood. Her her husband died on 9-11, while her friend’s  husband died in 9-11. That little change in preposition had made all the...

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Year’s End – Jhumpa Lahiri – Literary Roadhouse Ep 47

Author: Maya Goode
Fri, Jan 01, 2016


Discussion Notes: Year’s End Next week’s story is Prepositions by Lionel Shriver Rated Okay Happy Holidays! This week we discuss Year’s End, a story about a young Indian-American college student who must once again process the death of his mother after an announcement that his father has re-married several years after his mother’s death. This story...

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Kudzu – Andrea Bobotis – Literary Roadhouse Ep 46

Author: Maya Goode
Thu, Dec 24, 2015


Next week’s story is Years End by Jhumpa Lahiri Rated Explicit Kudzu is a story about the negative sides of motherhood. It prompted an interesting discussion about symbolism and the current literary voice. This episode is an inverse of last weeks discussion with Maya enjoying the story and Anais, Gerald and Rammy exposing weaknesses in...

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Arrangements – Charles Watts – Literary Roadhouse Ep 45

Author: Maya Goode
Wed, Dec 16, 2015


Next week’s story is Kudzu by Andrea Bobotis Rated decent Arrangements explored the everyday judgements and stories we tell ourselves about strangers we see. Everyone seemed to like this week’s story except Maya. Was it the sudden scene changes, or does Maya just hate stories when we record too early? Don’t forget to rate the story!...

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Wagons, Ho! – Padgett Powell – Literary Roadhouse Ep 44

Author: Maya Goode
Wed, Dec 09, 2015


Next week’s story is Arrangements by Charles Watts Rated none too shabby This week it was up to Anais to convince Maya, Gerald and Rammy of the genius of Wagons, Ho! The story left Maya irritated, Rammy annoyed and Gerald… tad confused about were he stood. The genius was apparent, but did the author lose...

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Happy Endings – Margaret Atwood – Literary Roadhouse Ep 43

Author: Maya Goode
Wed, Dec 02, 2015


Next week’s story is Wagons, Ho! by Padgett Powell Rated not too bad Happy Endings is a short story the plays on the novel outlining to reflect on life, relationships, and the process of writing. In this discussion, we talk about the deeper meanings of the story, whether the format worked and what each of...

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Cities I’ve Never Lived In – Sara Majka – Literary Roadhouse Ep 42

Author: Maya Goode
Wed, Nov 25, 2015


Cities I’ve Never Lived In Next week’s story is Happy Endings by Margaret Atwood Rated Clean Cities I’ve Never Lived In was a story that slowly grew on all of us. Interesting choices in writing style and deep intellectual questions made it a great story for discussion. The story’s layers are emblematic of Hemingway’s iceberg theory,...

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The Nightingale and The Rose – Oscar Wilde – Literary Roadhouse Ep 41

Author: MayaGoode
Wed, Nov 18, 2015


Next week’s story is Cities I’ve Never Lived in by Sarah Majka Rated Clean Are you excited for the Literary Roadhouse bookclub? It will be a monthly bookclub and our first novel is… The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood! You can get your copy here. We’ll be reading the book through November/December and the...

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