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Angela Hallstrom is the author of Bound on Earth, as well as a smattering of short stories, essays, poems, and long-winded blog posts. She is the editor of Dispensation: Latter-Day Fiction, an anthology of short fiction by Mormon authors. She also edits the literary magazine of the Association for Mormon Letters, Irreantum, and serves on the editorial board of Segullah.
Angela has an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University and has taught writing to students ranging from high school age to college, most recently as creative writing instructor for Brigham Young University.
on Aug. 25, 2011 :
While most of these short stories are beautifully written, there were only a few that really grabbed me: "The Garden", "Salvation", "White Shell" and "Quietly" in particular.
"The Weather Here", "Calling and Election" and "Bread for Gunnar" are demented and rather disturbing. "Clothing Esther" is too personal and sacred, in my opinion.
"Hymnal" is a rather strange take on the end of the Universe. All in all, there's just enough good stuff here to make this anthology worth the price.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)