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a : after-words-books@googlegroups.com 14 September 2011 • 7:25AM -0400

after-words books Reminder: Novack Event Thursday!
by bdvorkin

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Local authorSandra Novack will be at After-Words books on September 15, 2011 from 6:30 p.m.reading from and signing copies of her book EveryoneBut You. Wine reception tofollow.

SandraNovack has earned great acclaim with her short fiction, which has appeared inmore than thirty literary venues, including The GettysburgReview, Gulf Coast, and The Iowa Review.Now, in this new collection of stories, she further demonstrates her mastery ofthe form while exploring a universal theme: the desire for connection.

In “Cerulean Skies,” a wife must deal with her husband’s artistic calling whilereexamining the loss of her own creative passion. A young woman is forced toconfront the truth of her past, and its affect on her present love life, whenshe inherits her late dad’s possessions in “My Father’s Mahogany Leg.” In “Memphis” a man walks adelicate line between caring for his schizophrenic brother and keeping his newmarriage afloat. “The Thin Border Between Here and Disaster” finds two marriedcollege professors faced with the fallout from their divorce, and a boywrestles with his faith after the death of his mother in “Morty, El Morto.”

Fierce, sexual, and contentious, these moving tales place Sandra Novack’sprodigious talent on full display. Everyone but You illuminates thecommon truths behind some of the most profound moments in our lives.

SandraNovack’s fiction has appeared in The IowaReview, The Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast,and Mississippi Review, among other publications. She has been nominatedfor the Pushcart Prize three times, and holds an MFA from Vermont College.She is the author of the novel Precious. Novack currently lives in Chicago, Illinois withher husband, Phil, and many animals.

After-Words Books is located at 23  East Illinois Street in Chicago, IL.
For more information, please contact: Beverly Dvorkin, After-Words Books312-464-1110

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