Walk the Blue Fields
Kate Conley, Edward Tuck Professor of French and Comparative Literature

This winter I'd like to recommend the short stories of Claire Keegan, collected in the volumes Antarctica (1999) and Walk the Blue Fields (2007), and the stand-alone long story "Foster" (2010), which first appeared in a shorter form in the New Yorker last summer. Keegan's stories are beautifully written, evocative, insightful, powerful, and sometimes wonderfully funny. She was a real discovery for me.