Deal of the Week Spotlights Winners of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction

Each week we feature one or more of our titles for a special sale (50% off the list price) for one week only. The sale runs from Monday-Monday and is available exclusively on our website. Remember, web orders over $25 qualify for free shipping. (US-only, USPS media mail.)

Our deal this week spotlights two recent winners of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction: Bright Shards of Someplace Else by Monica McFawn and Faulty Predictions by Karin Lin-Greenberg.

In the eleven kaleidoscopic stories that make up Bright Shards of Someplace Else, Monica McFawn traces the combustive, hilarious, and profound effects that occur when people misread the minds of others. The funny and empathetic stories in Karin Lin-Greenberg’s Faulty Predictions explores fractured bonds and the struggle to connect among moments of optimism and hope.

From today (March 27, 2017) through next Monday (April 3, 2017), receive 50% off the $24.95 cloth editions of Bright Shards of Someplace Else (978-0-8203-4687-8) and Faulty Predictions (978-0-8203-4686-1) by entering promo code 08FOC17 in your shopping cart.

Like some newly discovered newt or loris that alters our view of an entire species, Bright Shards of Someplace Else is strange and thrilling and very beautiful. I loved these stories.”

—DANIEL OROZCO, author of Orientation and other Stories

Faulty Predictions is, as the name suggests, about all of the ways we expect more or less than we should from other people—parents, friends, lovers—as well as ourselves. The people who inhabit these stories are complicated, struggling, and often hilarious. Karin Lin-Greenberg offers everything I come to fiction hoping for—engaging narrators, precise observation, surprise, and finally compassion for the ways in which we are, all of us, flawed. Readers, you are in for a treat.”

—LORI OSTLUND, author of The Bigness of the World

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