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Miette has been podcasting the best of world literature's short fiction since March 2005, when she was just a pup.

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  1. grammysmith
    grammysmith January 7, 2011 at 7:30 am |

    Sometimes I think people skip over the text that you write and go straight to the listen button. I am here to tell you that this is a mistake!

  2. Robert Nagle
    Robert Nagle January 7, 2011 at 12:57 pm |

    Outstanding job for a quirky story. Miette, I think you can read just about everything well, but this story seemed ideal for you. It really has a Flannery O’Connor feel.

    By the way, here’s a long interview I did with Jack Matthews about the art of fiction writing

    By the way, this story came from his Crazy Women collection. In 2011, Matthews should have two books/ebooks coming out and possibly even ebook versions of some of his out-of-print books. Sign up for updates about that on Jack Matthews on his facebook page (“Jack Matthews Ohio Author”)

  3. Free Mp3: Miette reads a Jack Matthews story | Ghostly Populations

    […] short stories by great & overlooked writers. Recently she did a reading of the great story A Woman of Properties which comes from the Crazy Woman short story collection.  (Download the mp3 here). This was a […]

  4. D. Sherter
    D. Sherter March 9, 2011 at 1:28 pm |

    Just listening to this while ironing which is the perfect task to go along with the reading since it always provokes the anxiety that I don’t really know how to do it, and also allows me to listen with more full (and soothed) attention than when I’m hurrying up to fall asleep while you’re still reading. I was thinking Flannery O’Connor as well (without having read your intro)because she seems so disdainful of people’s general disdain for each other, while appearing to retain the right to be disdainful. One thing I do wonder, as a stammerer, espec. when being listened to – how is it that you manage to never stumble even while reading your own thoughts?? It’s kind of astuh tuh tounding!

  5. miette
    miette March 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm |

    Ms Sherter! Again we meet.

    I haven’t been owner of an iron in enough years to reveal my age, and so I keep my wrinkles to myself, for the very same anxious reasons.

    I will admit, though, that the magic of editing helps somewhat in delivering something close to verisimilitude, at least when it comes to the occasional and inevitable stammmmmmmmmer.

    Don’t tell anybody…!

  6. D. Sherter
    D. Sherter March 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm |

    See that’s Brits v. Yanks in a nutshell – a hardwired sense for marketing would preclude someone from this side giving that kind of behind the veil peek at the show – that being said – it’s dizzying to me, I must say to actually have now, twice is it? exchanged notes – you must know that to your listeners you carry the same kind of poreless, alabaster not-quite-of-this world aura as Mr. Ira Glass himself – and I’d bet money he was put together by a focus group (no,-seriously! ) As an American I would urge you to lend your pipes to the highest bidder not obviously connected to having caused the financial crisis (it’s Lent, right, have to give a nod). As a listener I’m just as happy to tap into your pre-star collection, smooth or chunky – and yes that’s a Peanut-Butter allusion because we can’t go two sentences without mentioning…

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