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Books by Michael Knight
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The Holiday Season
Grove Press, 2008
ISBN 978-0-8021-4389-1 | BUY


Dogfight and Other Stories
Grove Press, 2007
ISBN 978-0-8021-4330-3 | BUY

Also by Michael Knight
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Goodnight, Nobody, Stories | BUY
Divining Rod
, a Novel | BUY

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“Michael Knight has the rare power to make a setting breathe, to invest it with a vitality that seems as authentic and intense as the pulse beats of his characters.”
—Jonathan Miles, The New York Times Book Review

“Crystal-clear prose of the sort that’s easy to admire, hard to achieve.”
—Leonard Gill, the Memphis Flyer

Praise for The Holiday Season

“During this holiday season, we’re in good company with the insightful and entertaining Knight.”
—Jacqueline Blais, USA Today

“There is a long tradition of fiction using holiday gatherings as a vehicle for examining relationships under stress. Richard Bausch recently used Thanksgiving this way; Truman Capote, Charles Dickens, Dylan Thomas all used Christmas. Michael Knight’s The Holiday Season joins this crowded table and . . . makes itself at home.”
—Floyd Skloot, The New York Times Book Review

“Nobody writes about the contemporary Southern upper middle class as well as Michael Knight. [The Holiday Season is an] accurate reflection of real life and [a] testimony to Knight’s subtle recognition of the complicated forces that steer people’s lives. . . . No one who purchases The Holiday Season will be disappointed.”
—John Sledge, the Mobile Register

“Quirky, humorous, smart, and sad, Knight gets to the heart of loneliness, family, and the hope of love without crying a river of false sentiment or cheer that fades with the season.”
—Valley Haggard, Style Weekly

The Holiday Season is an optimistic piece right through to its end—in that way it’s of the old school of holiday tales—with neither the weight of tragedy nor the demeanor of melancholia. . . . It is a sweetish, quickly absorbed digestif after one of those notoriously large holiday meals, or a diverting evening in between Christmas parties.”
—Adam Sobsey, Independent Weekly

Praise for Dogfight and Other Stories

“Ten stories cut like gems from American family life. . . . [They] have a gracious patina and a drawl of violence: [Knight’s] stories emphasize the pivotal moment, the decisive moment.”
Los Angeles Times


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