Stories That Work (on The Coast of Good Intentions by Michael Byers; The Buddha in Malibu: New and Selected Stories by William Harrison; Circumnavigation by Steve Lattimore; and Cheaters and Other Stories by Dean Albarelli)

Erin McGraw is the author of six books of fiction, most recently Better Food for a Better World (Slant Books, 2013). She is professor emeritus at the Ohio State University and lives with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins, in Tennessee.