Countless listeners depend on the book reviews from Alan Cheuse, America's "voice of books" on NPR, and many of those listeners also follow his own critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction. Cheuse is the author of five novels, four collections of short fiction, the memoir Fall Out of Heaven, and A Trance After Breakfast, a collection of travel essays. As a book commentator, Cheuse is a regular contributor to National Public Radio's All Things Considered. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, The Idaho Review, and The Southern Review, among other places. He teaches in the Writing Program at George Mason University and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. In An Authentic Captain Marvel Ring and Other Stories (Santa Fe Writer's Project; $15.00) his very best short stories and novellas are brought together in a quintessential collection.