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Little Raw Souls

Little Raw Souls—an apt name for a collection of short stories by CSU professor Steven Schwartz. 

January 2013

Little Raw Souls is an apt name for this collection of short stories from Colorado State University professor Steven Schwartz: Every stand-alone chapter pulls the reader into the psyche of a character charged with making complicated, emotionally trying decisions. Privy to each protagonist’s thoughts and actions, the reader can empathize with members of the diverse cast: an ex-writer seeking his estranged grandchild, a woman stranded at an airport and considering an affair, a widower falling in love against his will. Read slowly, one story at a time, and the book provides a revelatory—and sometimes uncomfortable—immersion into the multilayered personalities and complex choices that make up the human condition.