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Copyright © 2011
by Yelizaveta P Renfro
Black Lawrence Press

These linked short stories, all set in Nebraska, feature a range of characters: a bus driver mourning the death of his infant, an octogenarian preparing for death, a girl trying to cope with her parents' divorce, and a woman whose obsession with a decades-old crime has taken over her life. — from the publisher

A Catalogue of Everything in the World is truly that — a vividly illustrating, achingly honest, and stunningly lyrical examination of everything in these characters' hearts. — Susan Straight, author of Highwire Moon

These lovely, evocative Nebraska stories in A Catalogue of Everything in the World by Yelizaveta P Renfro are not only authentic to the lyricism and vastness of the region but so true and dignifying of human relationships and struggles in this very fine and wise collection. — Susan Richards Shreve, author of A Student of Living Things

Renfro's firm grasp of language and inventive use of space contributes enormously to the success of the fiction. — Alan Cheuse, author of To Catch the Lightning

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