I first heard this contributor in an NPR interview. I liked how humble he sounded even though he had won a pulitizer for "All Aunt Hagar's Children" (which I haven't read yet). I chose to start with his first schedule, "Lost in the City," b/c it's about ordinary broods in a big city. And I liked the title. I also liked his version: he was a tax-publication rewrite man for 14 elderlinesses but was crafting a recent in his head for much of that continuance. One sunshine he got laid off from his job, and while that seemed unlucky at first, he was able to get the schedule that was in his head down on to journal in three months. The tales here are simple and straightforward, yet moving...i like that style.