Join authors Susan Stinson (Martha Moody, Spider in a Tree) and Elizabeth McCracken (The Souvenir Museum, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry) online for a reading and discussion of the new edition of Susan Stinson's novel Martha Moody which is published this month by Small Beer Press.
Signed copies of Susan Stinson's books are available for purchase below — personalized copies will be available at the event.
Please leave a note in the comments if you'd like a signed/personalized copy of Susan's books.
We have copies of Spider in a Tree despite what this website says! If you'd like a copy, please purchase Martha Moody and put "Spider in a Tree" in the comments, thank you!
We will have copies of Susan's earlier works for sale with all payments going directly to Susan. Please email us if you'd like to buy Venus of Chalk, Fat Girl Dances with Rocks, and/or Belly Songs.
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Susan Stinson's most recent novel, Spider In A Tree, was published by Small Beer Press. Her other novels are Venus of Chalk, Fat Girl Dances with Rocks, and Martha Moody. Belly Songs, a collection of poetry and lyric essays, was published in 1993. Her work -- which has appeared in The Public Humanist, The Kenyon Review, The Seneca Review, Curve, Lambda Book Report, and The Women's Review of Books -- has received the Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Award from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Benjamin Franklin Award in Fiction as well as a number of fellowships. She was born in Texas, raised in Colorado, and now lives in Northampton, MA.
Elizabeth McCracken is the author of seven books: Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry, The Giant’s House, Niagara Falls All Over Again, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, Thunderstruck & Other Stories, Bowlaway, and the forthcoming collection of short stories The Souvenir Museum. She’s received grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Liguria Study Center, the American Academy in Berlin, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Thunderstruck & Other Stories won the 2015 Story Prize. Her work has been published in The Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The O. Henry Prize, The New York Times Magazine, and many other places. You can find her rather often, entirely too often, really, on Twitter.
At once a love story and a lush comic masterpiece, Martha Moody is a speculative western which embraces the ordinary and gritty details -- as well as the magic -- of women's lives in the old west.
Stinson reads the natural world as well as Scripture, searching for meaning. But instead of the portents of an angry god, what she finds there is something numinous, complicated, and radiantly human.--Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND THE STORY PRIZE
Award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken is an undisputed virtuoso of the short story, and this new collection features her most vibrant and heartrending work to date
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From the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century—nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fi
WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZE • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEWSDAY
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By turns graceful and knowing, funny and moving, Niagara Falls All Over Again is the latest masterwork by National Book Award finalist and author of The Giant’s House, Elizabeth McCracken.