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Library Journal's *starred* review of The Tao of Humiliation

TheTaoOfHumiliation_Bookstore The praises keep rolling in for The Tao of Humiliation! Lee Upton’s newest fiction collection, and winner of the BOA Short Fiction Prize, received a new Library Journal *starred* review. "This story collection by poet, novelist, and critic Upton takes its title from one of several winningly off-kilter stories set at a motivational rural retreat aimed toward breaking down the ego as a precursor to building it up." But it’s the pieces themselves, and their tellers, that are particularly notable. According to the review, the stories "proceed by indirection, with elements that cohere only after the fact and open up further surprises upon rereading." And, despite the humorous tone in many of the book's episodes, "Upton elicits tremendous sympathy on the part of the reader for these and other characters facing existential crises, often with great aplomb." Library Journal's verdict? “These well-imagined stories bear the mark of the poet in the best sense, and the reader will not soon forget them.” Check your local library’s online catalog, or purchase The Tao of Humiliation directly from the BOA bookstore.

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