Previously published in literary journals, and here collected for the first time, these stories grapple with important questions about how to live, and the answers are always surprising, defiant and true. Her compressed, kinetic prose is counterpointed by an elegiac strain, and her piercing observations go straight to the heart.
Lynne McFall is the author of two acclaimed novels, The One True Story of the World (Grove/Atlantic, INC, 1990) and Dancer With Bruised Knees (Chronicle Books, 1994), as well as a philosophical study of Aristotle's view of Happiness. Her honors include two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and a Michener Award from the Iowa Writer's workshop. Her second novel was named a New York Times Notable Book. She has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, and has taught at Dartmouth, the University of Texas at Austin, and Syracuse University.