Brute Force: Violent Stories (on What Salmon Know by Elwood Reid; How Animals Mate by Daniel Mueller; The Wonders of the Invisible World by David Gates; Poachers: Stories by Tom Franklin; and Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx)

Erin McGraw is the author of six books of fiction, most recently Better Food for a Better World: A Novel (Wipf & Stock Pub, 2013). Her stories and essays have appeared in such magazines as the Atlantic Monthly, STORY, Allure, Kenyon Review, Good Housekeeping, and The Georgia Review—for which she served as a regular reviewer of new short-story collections from 1993-2001. McGraw currently lives in Tennessee with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins.