“With candor, wry wit and memorable details, these stories shimmer.”

         ~Publisher’s Weekly

“A wonderful work of imagination and art. Every story sings and resonates, surprises and delights. This is a beautiful collection of unforgettable stories, and Laura Newman is a supremely gifted writer. I cannot recommend it more highly.”  

         ~John Lescroart – NY Times bestselling author of The Rule of Law

“Newman’s stories are a sensual delight. Treat yourself to atmosphere, humor, and voice, voice, voice.”     

           ~Ellen Hopkins, NY Times bestselling author of Closer to Nowhere & Crank

“Newman aims this dazzling collection of stories straight at us, straight from the heart. By turns wry, madcap and tragic, we are in the hands of an intrepid storyteller. These generous tales are an antidote–maybe even healing–for times we feel mired in our own here and now. A work of boundless imagination, we’re lifted out of ourselves and into the wondrous world of others.”

        ~ Joanne Meschery – Pen/Faulkner nominee for The Gentlemen’s Guide to the Frontier

“Wildly expansive in reach through space, time, and perspective, all of it charged with empathy and a zingy chord of humor. These stories help us see the world afresh; they remind us we can find deep connection in the most unexpected places, in the most surprising ways. Laura Newman’s sweeping imagination, quirky wit, and singular charm add up to an invigorating, unforgettable read.”

         ~Gayle Brandeis – Winner of the Barbara Kingsolver Bellwether Prize for Fiction for The Book of Dead Birds

“A wonderful collection of world ranged stories told in world class writing. A marvelous group of stories told with heart and humor.” 

        ~ Joseph L Cacibauda author of Not For Self: A Sicilian Life & Death in Marion 

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