Full of wit and humor, readers will find themselves immersed in big worlds contained in short narratives. From a woman who gets more than what she bargained for to a cowboy down on his luck, these complex stories serve up love and loss, longing and heartbreak, and cruelty and tenderness in poetic images and the most satisfying of moments.
|Publisher:||Autumn House Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
SHERRIE FLICK is the author of the novel Reconsidering Happiness, the flash fiction chapbook I Call This Flirting, and the short story collection Whiskey, Etc., winner of the Foreword INDIES bronze prize and named one of Entropy’s Best Fiction Books of 2016. Her fiction has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, SmokeLong Quarterly, W.W. Norton’s Flash Fiction Forward, New Sudden Fiction, and New Micro. She has received grants and fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Heinz Endowments, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Ucross, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She works as a freelance writer and teaches in the Food Studies and MFA programs at Chatham University.
What People are Saying About This
"Whether a character is buying corn, or having their photograph taken with an authentic cowboy, or choosing a new suit, you never know what will happen next in a Sherrie Flick story. Her new collection, Thank Your Lucky Stars, brims with wit and wisdom, love and disaster, and the best kinds of surprises. Each of her stories is a richly imagined little world. I loved visiting every one of them."
"At the end of the first story, when a woman 'thanked her lucky stars,' I knew I was in for a wild ride through stories where 'happiness seems possible' in spite of bleak and changing landscapes filled with puppies and cats, cigarettes, whiskey and wine, longing and desperation, and menoh those menand yes, love. Read Sherrie Flick’s collection. You will thank your own lucky stars."
"These fifty stories have an astonishing scope, as vast as our American states. Sherrie Flick seems to know something about all of us, and she's telling our secrets."
“Sherrie Flick is, like every great writer, a sublime noticer. The rich bounty of stories in Thank Your Lucky Stars is a testament to the raw power of her attention, her imagination, and her compassion. Her range is also astonishing. She veers from realism to fabulism to naturalism, from crickets to cowboys to fake farmers, with special commendations for those ready and willing to risk their heart for a bit more out of life. I was reminded of so many of my favorite story writers, from Grace Paley to Aimee Bender to Raymond Carver. But mostly, I was reminded of Sherrie Flick.”