When a woman leaves the mountains, moves to New York, or in this case Seattle, away from where things are happening, it's easy to forget about them. But dont yall let that happen to Ann Pancake. You remember she wrote a kickass mountaintop removal/flood novel a few years back, Strange As This Weather Has Been, full of West Virginia voices and it won a bunch of awards. Then she moved out west to find work. Now she's put out a book of novellas and stories called Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley and it is kickass. Dogs run off. People run off. People are loose inside. People draw strength from plastic men. People love fossils, but mourn the loss of the forms that made them. I'm telling you. Awesome. It's all good, but wait til you hear the verbs. All right. 'Nuff said.