1. Under the Bright Lights, Daniel Woodrell
My first book in 2013 is Daniel Woodrell's first book, Under the Bright Lights, published by Henry Holt in 1986.
Yet the promise realized in Give Us A Kiss, The Death of Sweet Mister or Winter's Bone can be found here.
"She was a country girl with just one real talent, but it was one that travels well and is appreciated around the world."
That's a sentence worth reading again.
I am also delving into The Patriarch, David Nasaw's biography of Joe Kennedy; Married Love, a story collection by Tessa Hadley; and The Best American Short Stories of 2012.