Scott Southard http://wkar.org en Book review: Donald Lystra’s “Something That Feels Like Truth” http://wkar.org/post/book-review-donald-lystra-s-something-feels-truth <p></p><p></p><p>Traditionally, short stories are birthed out of what-ifs.</p><p>What if you go to Mars and find dead relatives? What if a sea monster confuses a fog horn with a mating call? Both of those examples, by the way, are from master short story writer Ray Bradbury.</p><p>In Donald Lystra’s latest story collection “Something that Feels Like Truth,” he does&nbsp; something very different from Bradbury. In many ways, his Michigan short stories are not what-ifs but episodes. They are brief glimpses into the lives of real people, and each is at a turning point or a moment of self-realization. These are character studies focused more on the emotional impact of a moment than on a surprising plot twist. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:35:32 +0000 Scott Southard 50654 at http://wkar.org Book review: Donald Lystra’s “Something That Feels Like Truth”