The Most of It by Mary Ruefle

The Most of It

Mary Ruefle

96 pages first pub 2008 (editions)

fiction essays poetry short stories informative inspiring reflective slow-paced


“[Mary] Ruefle . . . brings us an often unnerving, but always fresh and exhilarating view of our common experience of the world.”—Charles SimicFans of Lydia Davis and Miranda July will delight in this short prose from a beloved and cutting-edge po...

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Community Reviews Summary of 79 reviews


reflective 100%
funny 66%
challenging 50%
emotional 50%
mysterious 50%
relaxing 50%
inspiring 33%
sad 33%
adventurous 16%
dark 16%
informative 16%
lighthearted 16%


slow 50%
fast 33%
medium 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

N/A: 80% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

N/A: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

N/A: 80% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 80% | Yes: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | Yes: 20%

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