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This is the Place
A collection of short stories and essays including Carolyn Howard-Johnson's "Humane Society," the story of a young Los Angeles woman who frantically attempts to rescue an injured dog but is met with indifference. What has she learned from this event?
"As my new Volvo wagon took each curve in the road, it punctuated the darkness with the swoop of its headlights; the refelction of red and green Christmas lights played on its windshield. Its brakes seemed to take on a life of their own. I pumped them once, not believing there was something in the road, then hit them hard."