Short Stories (10/21/21)

Today we’re spotlighting short stories with a collection on the relentless struggles against reality and the fight for survival in America, and hilarious, tough, and tender anecdotes defining the vulnerability of girlhood.

MY MONTICELLO by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

3 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick!

“This fiction collection is an astonishing display of craftsmanship and heart-tugging narratives. Johnson is a brilliant storyteller who gracefully reflects a clear mirror on a troubled America.”–Booklist, starred review

“This incandescent work speaks not just to the moment, but to history.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A sharp debut by a writer with wit and confidence.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

HOW TO WRESTLE A GIRL: Stories by Venita Blackburn

“Short stories—many linked—about the fraught and fiery rituals of girl- and womanhood…Boldly styled and deeply original.”–Kirkus Reviews

MY MONTICELLO by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson; 9781250807151; available now.
HOW TO WRESTLE A GIRL: Stories by Venita Blackburn; 9780374602796; available now.

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