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Mac's Backs Femme Book Club discusses Nice Big American Baby by Judy Budnitz.

Budnitz's 12 blazingly original new stories--riveting, seductive, and impossible to forget--take readers from suburban backyards and swimming pools to war-torn streets and fallout shelters.

"This is fiction that's fierce and true, hilarious and creepy, wise and graceful and occasionally very, very strange. The next time someone tells you the short story is dead, throw this book at them." -Daniel Handler ("Lemony Snicket"), author of A Series of Unfortunate Events

"Masterly . . . sparkling. . . . Reading Budnitz's stories is like experiencing the exhilaration of flight." - San Francisco Chronicle 

Judy Budnitz's stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Story, The Paris Review, The Oxford American, Glimmer Train, Fence, and McSweeney's, and she is the recipient of an O. Henry Award. Flying Leap was a New York Times Notable Book in 1998. Budnitz is also the author of the novel If I Told You Once, which won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award in the United States and was short-listed for the Orange Prize in the United Kingdom. She lives in San Francisco.

The book will be available at Mac's Backs or through our website,, at the 20% book club discount.


Event date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
1820 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Nice Big American Baby (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375726866
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - February 14th, 2006