When Melissa Yancy describes aspects of facial reconstructions, fetal surgery and kidney transplants in her short-​story collection Dog Years (University of Pittsburgh Press), she writes knowingly, not gratuitously. The 2016 Drue Heinz Award winner and Phoenix native, comes honestly to this perspective as a fundraiser advocating for health-​care causes. And while several of…

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Dog Years
It might be on the desolate plains of North Dakota, a lowland plantation in South Carolina or a rolling field in Pennsylvania. Wherever, it doesn’t take a first-​time bird hunter long to realize the majesty and value of a good English pointer. The indefatigable dog zigzags in a euphoric trance through fields of…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Squirrell Hill is home to the best bird dog in the nation, an English pointer named Talisman
Nellie King is lying on a hospital bed, his once-​sinewy muscles flaccid, his face ashen. The man who once hurled sinking fastballs past Frank Robinson and Ernie Banks is so weak from pneumonia that he can barely draw a breath. He has this terrifying sensation of his skin separating from his skeleton.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Nellie King: Reveling in retirement
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