Winner of the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Stuart Dybek
Honorable Mention, Eric Hoffer Award
Finalist, Montaigne Medal
Benaron's stories cover a remarkable range of themes and conflicts, including family relationships, genocide in Rwanda and Europe, the American Jewish experience, women's experience in traditionally male fields, and such challenges as mental illness and physical mortality. Yet beyond its deft depictions of conflict, Benaron's stories offer the reader a wide range of hope, humor, pathos, and literary transformation. ''Naomi Benaron is fearless. Her work shines a light into the darkest corners of human existence and, in doing so, helps us both bear witness to atrocity and find hope and healing,'' writes Gayle Brandeis.
About the Author
Naomi Benaron's fiction has appeared in CALYX, Red Rock Review, PRISM International Review, Green Mountains Review, and other journals. She was the winner of the 2005 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. Before pursuing her MFA at Antioch University Los Angeles, she worked for many years as a geophysicist. A Boston native, she has lived in Israel, California, and the West Indies. Currently, she lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Excellent reading for those who value meditative, beautiful storytelling.—Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal (starred review) ...
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