The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories
By Max Apple
(Johns Hopkins University Press, Hardcover, 9780801887383, 170pp.)
Publication Date: October 2007
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This is the first collection to appear in twenty years from one of America's best short story writers. His thirteen stories are marvelous--funny, heartbreaking, and wise by turns, and on occasion all three at once.
Praise for Max Apple:
"Apple may not be as well known a humorist as Russell Baker, Calvin Trillin, or Garrison Keillor. But he should be. He belongs in the same crowd."-- "Newsday," reviewing "Free Agents"
"Apple is an amiable, good-hearted, sweet-tempered writer whose short pieces occupy an agreeable territory somewhere between fact and fiction."-- "Washington Post Book World," reviewing "Free Agents"
"A tender, tough, and totally compelling account."-- "USA Today," reviewing "Roommates"
"The slim, sweet slices of this particular Apple pie are always served warm and contain generous amounts of humor, off-the-wall inventiveness, and down-to-earth intelligence."-- "Cleveland Plain Dealer," reviewing "Free Agents"