In the January, 2015 issue, O magazine reviews Refund: “Each day Bender’s cast of ordinary people struggle to make sense of their debts, their fears, and how to be satisfied with what they’ve got, in short stories that are both … Continue reading →
In the December, 2014 issue, More magazine reviews Refund: “Stories about hustlers, heirs, wage slaves, moguls, and the newly impoverished. “Is this where my life has led?” asks a hard-up character. “Where do I go now?” A fictional bonanza for … Continue reading →
Thanks to PW for this beautiful review: “The stories’ strengths stem from Bender’s beautiful writing and her ability to convey the wonder and dread of ordinary life, the things we might notice—whether with terror or with joy—if we weren’t too … Continue reading →
“An outstanding new novel…” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution review
18 Jan 2013
Read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Review here.