This is a collection of stories from the same town of characters. I had hoped it would be like Gaskell's Cranford, but it was a bit more like Faulkner and Stoner by John Williams. Faulkner and Hemingway were allegedly inspired by Anderson. He is definitely a good writer and there definite moments of powerful prose and characterizations. "Like a thousand other strong men who have come into the world here in America in these later…