Vol. 8, No. 3 & 4, Spring/Summer 1990

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The morning mist covers Alaska’s Turnagain Arm at low tide. This body of water was named by Captain Cook when he was forced to turn back again in his quest for The Northwest Passage. The Kenai Mountains of the Kenai Peninsula are visible in the background.

© Hal Gage

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Table of Contents


The Woman Who Slept With a Tortoise Cory Wade
Eighteen Questions Edith Pearlman
“29” Jill Peacock
They Like It When You Spoil Them Franklin Fisher
Ladybugs Robert Ross
Director of the World Jane McCafferty
The Three Graces Linda Moore Spencer
Natural Accidents Micah Perks
Poorman’s Rain Mike Clark
Down in Frenchburg Lance Olsen
The Summer Without Furniture Michael Reilly
All Is Nothing Margot Patterson
The First Day in Canada Katharine Coles


Permanence Lisa J. Selzman
Peregrine Naomi Clark
The Swimmers J.A. Totts
Holsteins and Ceremonies of the New Year Ann Douglas
Over My Shoulder Ruth Daigon
My Grandfather’s Skiff Jim Petit
Hunting for My Father Jim Petit
Limbo Jim Petit
The Last Black Chinook Jim Petit
Robert Lowell at St. Mark’s Church Brian Culhane
Non Bona Dicta Brian Culhane
Erika’s Baby Deborah O’Harra


Waking Up in the Dark: Learning from John Cassavetes Raymond Carney