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The Year God Forgot US – Published by North Star Press – September 2011

“The Year God Forgot Us” by Dennis Nau (North Star Press, $14.95):  The narrator of this endearing, good-hearted novel owns a restaurant in North Dakota, where “the winter of ’36 almost killed us, it was so bad.” Besides struggling through … Continue reading

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The Year God Forgot Us –

The Year God Forgot Us Synopsys The Year That God Forgot Us is set in northwestern North Dakota in 1936 at the height of the Great Depression. Dust bowl conditions ravaged the Midwest. Crops withered; tempers flared.  Johnny Ogdahl owns … Continue reading

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Doubt

 It nags, doubt does, follows you to work, grabs you by the neck at 2AM, or as you sit chatting in your bosses’ office, but we’re talking about lower-case doubt, as in, “He will give me that promotion, right? I’m … Continue reading

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American Lullaby – Short Story

AN AMERICAN LULLABY   “Yes,” she said. “Evil fortunes of neighbors give you top-of-earth feeling.” Translation: “Look around, kid. You don’t have it so bad.” My mother is Chinese and met my father, a GI on leave toTaiwan, one rainy … Continue reading

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Surfer Girl – Short Story

 SURFER GIRL By Dennis Nau  The people were all wrong, the people at our wedding. I know they were taking bets at the back end of the bar. Some said our marriage would last three weeks, some a year. It’s … Continue reading

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Published Short Stories

“Doubt”                     Oeuvre Magazine “When Hope Returns”      Oeuvre Magazine “An American Lullaby”        Paper Darts “Love in a Minor Key”   Heartlands “Scoring Position”     Aetheon: The Journal of Sports Literature “Dropkick”                    Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet “The Man With the Broken Face”    Arable                                                                   … Continue reading

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