Robert Garner McBrearty

Episode, by Robert Garner McBrearty

Let the Birds
Drink in Peace

Each of Robert Garner McBrearty’s stories has its own sensibility, but what his characters share is a desire to know how best to live when confronted by unforeseeable chance. Here readers will meet budding writers, ailing professors, reluctant gunslingers, and kidnapped kids; they grapple with conflicts of conscience and the mysteries of love. McBrearty excels in devising believable worlds and characters with open, sometimes breakable, hearts.

Let the Birds Drink in Peace was a finalist for the 2012 Balcones Fiction Prize, sponsored by Austin Community College.

Now available from Conundrum Press


“. . . McBrearty continues to prove himself a master storyteller.”
The Iowa Review

“His stories remain as sharp and hilarious as ever . . . ”
High Country News


Read “Houston, 1984,” a story from Let the Birds Drink in Peace.

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