All That is Behind Us Now
Sexy, smart, gregarious Liz approached Abby, who wandered art museums, managed a restaurant, and otherwise led a solitary life. Older, Abby found herself buoyed by Liz’s verve. Liz, for her part, desired Abby from the start and fell deeply for her solicitude.
A high school shooting dismantles their long years of predictability and security. Their attunement—their marriage—is tested as Liz convalesces and each tries to comprehend and move past the inexplicable.
All That is Behind Us Now takes into rich account the unexpected tragedies that go on in the modern world. In Abby and Liz, we find two characters teeming with personality, passion, and perseverance.
Youth at Risk
Youth at Risk rejoins psychologist Lee Bauer (Factory, 2017), now in her thirties, as she continues her practice with troubled teens and struggles to reclaim herself, others, and life's potential writ large.
Then she meets Kris, a coworker unlike anyone Lee has encountered, and she feels a growing attachment that inspires comparable amounts of excitement and confusion. As Lee wrestles with her feelings and identity, family and friends, and struggles to find her place in an uncertain world, she is torn between the freedom of youth and the responsibility of adulthood.
Above an Abyss
Two contrasting tales of suspense anchor Above an Abyss: Two Novellas, Ryan Masters's debut collection of fiction. In Trampoline Games, all is not well among the sharply defined suburbs of Salt Lake City in the summer of 1986. A 12-year-old boy arrives in a land of "mountains, Mormons, crickets" to find baffling prejudice, but also intoxicating freedom, lust, moments of heaven and, in the end, a terrible violence. In The Moth Orchid, a woman embarks on a desperate quest into her past in hopes of finding answers when a hereditary form of early onset dementia begins to ravage her mind. Set against the noir backdrop of a sub-zero Alaskan winter, The Moth Orchid is a gripping tale of one woman's struggle with the inevitability of oblivion.
Elm and North
Votives: From the Daybooks of Gertrude Tate, 1898-1952
Votives are selections from Gertrude's private daybooks.