Jennifer Reese
May 09, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Red Car

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Sallie Bingham
publisher
Sarabande Books
genre
Short Stories, Fiction

We gave it an A

EW PICK

In these sharp, elegant narratives, Sallie Bingham’s characters scrutinize their relationships with children, lovers, and their own treacherous souls.

Standout Story
In ”Sweet Peas,” a woman’s whole life comes momentarily into focus as she sits in a café with her chilly boyfriend.

Bottom Line
Nearly every one of these flinty stories in Red Car is a tiny masterpiece. A

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