Short story: “Dole Girl”

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“Dole Girl,” by Barbara Hamby

Winner of the 2015 Aura Estrada Short Story Contest; appeared in volume 40, number 4 of Boston Review, July/August 2015

4,319 words

Not a bad story, but I guess I was expecting something more insightful or complex. Kind of reads like a memoir. The main character’s problem is resolved by the passage of time; she learns a few obvious things. Nothing really ties it all together, it’s just a window into an important period in her life.