BookBrowse Reviews Apparition & Late Fictions by Thomas Lynch

Summary |  Excerpt |  Reviews |  Beyond the book |  Readalikes |  Genres & Themes |  Author Bio

Apparition & Late Fictions

A Novella and Stories

by Thomas Lynch

Apparition & Late Fictions by Thomas Lynch
  • Critics' Opinion:

    Readers' Opinion:

     Not Yet Rated
  • First Published:
    Feb 2010, 216 pages
    Paperback:
    Feb 2011, 224 pages

  • Rate this book


Book Reviewed by:
Casey Cep

Buy This Book

About this Book

Reviews

BookBrowse:


A debut fiction collection from a poet, essayist, funeral director, and author of The Undertaking

Thomas Lynch begins each of his stories with a disaster. Deaths, divorces, cremated ashes, and autopsied bodies: these are the opening images and situations of a Lynch story. If you know Thomas Lynch the poet and essayist or Thomas Lynch the funeral director of Milford, Michigan, then these beginnings will not shock you. But even if you do not already know Lynch's earlier works or primary profession, his debut fiction collection is filled with the sorts of lives that you might expect from a thirty-five year veteran of the death industry.

Undertakers, housewives, fishermen, casket salesmen, and ministers: these are the characters who Lynch selects for his feeling, searching stories and novella. Indeed, these fictional lives feel so honest and genuine that it is hard not to assume they come directly from Lynch's experiences as the director of his family's funeral home in ...

Members Only

BookBrowse's reviews and "beyond the book" articles are part of the many benefits of membership and, thus, are generally only available to subscribers, including individual members and patrons of libraries that subscribe.

Join Today


Member Login


Library Patrons

Support BookBrowse

Become a Member and discover books that entertain, engage & enlighten!

Join Today!

Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket: Lincoln in the Bardo
    Lincoln in the Bardo
    by George Saunders
    George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo is a philosophy discourse brilliantly disguised as a ...
  • Book Jacket
    Tender
    by Belinda McKeon
    Most of us have heard the slightly trite saying: "If you love something, set it free." But one can ...
  • Book Jacket
    All Tomorrow's Parties
    by Rob Spillman
    In this absorbing memoir, co-founder of Tin House magazine, Rob Spillman, recalls his artistic ...

Book Discussion
Book Jacket
The Sellout
by Paul Beatty

The first book by an American author to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

About the book
Join the discussion!

First Impressions

  • Book Jacket

    I See You
    by Clare Mackintosh

    A dark and compelling thriller about an everyday woman trapped in the confines of her everyday world.
    Reader Reviews

  • Book Jacket

    A Piece of the World
    by Christina Baker Kline

    A stunning novel of friendship, passion, and art from the #1 bestselling author of Orphan Train.
    Reader Reviews

Who Said...

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say

Click Here to find out who said this, as well as discovering other famous literary quotes!

Word Play

Solve this clue:

K Your F C

and be entered to win..

Books that     
entertain,
     engage

 & enlighten

Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

Join Today!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.