Brief Encounters with reviews

That Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction includes one of my essays is still sort of surreal. And the book has garnered some nice reviews, some well-deserved reviews.

From the Star Tribune (Minneapolis): "In their understated ways, these pieces address big topics."

From Publishers Weekly: "Selections are grouped by themes, including travel, animals, and sports.... the opening and penultimate contributions both focus on literature and reading, neatly framing the other entries."

From Booklist: "Such an anthology makes an excellent companion for readers seeking brief takes offering inspiration, commiseration, or the unexpected."

From Library Journal: "This book has something for everyone"

For anyone who reads, writes, or teaches creative nonfiction, this is the collection to have (if I do say so myself).