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Faulty Predictions
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In Karin Lin-Greenberg’s Faulty Predictions, young characters try to find their way in the world and older characters confront regrets. In “Editorial Decisions,� members of the editorial board of a high school literary magazine are witnesses to an unspeakable act of violence. Two grandmothers, both immigrants from China, argue over the value of their treasures at a filming of Antiques Roadshow in “Prized Possessions.� In “A Good Brother,� asister forces her brother to accompany her to the Running of the Brides at Filene’s Basement. A city bus driver adopts a pig that has been brought onto the bus by rowdy college students in “Designated Driver.�

The stories in Faulty Predictions take place in locales as diverse as small-town Ohio, the mountains of western North Carolina, and the plains of Kansas. Lin-Greenberg provides insight into the human condition over a variedcross section of geography, age, and culture. Although the characters are often faced with obstacles and challenges, the stories also capture moments of optimism and hope.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Editorial Decisions
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Late Night with Brad Mack
  2. pp. 9-29
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  1. Prized Possessions
  2. pp. 30-49
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  1. Designated Driver
  2. pp. 50-55
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  1. The Local Scrooge
  2. pp. 56-73
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  1. Bread
  2. pp. 74-77
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  1. Faulty Predictions
  2. pp. 78-99
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  1. A Good Brother
  2. pp. 100-117
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  1. Miller Duskman’s Mistakes
  2. pp. 118-141
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  1. Half and Half Club
  2. pp. 142-172
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  1. the flannery o’connor award for short fiction
  2. pp. 173-175
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