For more than a decade, the literary quarterly Glimmer Train has sought out and championed the most compelling short fiction written today, by both established luminaries and fresh new voices. This stunning new anthology probes the whole range of human relationships -- lovers, friends, family members, spouses, even one's beliefs and dreams.
In "Beneath the Earth of Her," acclaimed writer Karen E. Outen delicately probes the life of a loving, passionate married couple at odds over the prospect of having children. In "Gary Garrison's Wedding Vows," novelist Ron Carlson offers a poignant and delightful tale about a young woman who escapes the rigors of academia and finds love and purpose at a bird sanctuary in Utah. And in "The Marvelous Yellow Cage," O. Henry Award-winner Charlotte Forbes examines an elderly woman's relationships with her estranged children, her deceased husband, her loyal housekeeper, and a lifetime's accumulation of possessions. Stories by Quinn Dalton, Louise Erdrich, and a host of other writers dig deeply into the joys and sorrows of human connection -- enlarging our perspective and refining the language of the heart. Where Love Is Found is a valentine for literary lovers and a delicious treat for those who crave short fiction by some of today's finest writers.
Publisher: Washington Square Press (January 3, 2006)
"As enduring as the human yearning for love. These stories have the power to make us all feel a little less alone."
-- Lee Martin, author of The Bright Forever
"Where is love found? In familiar views and transplanted hearts; in monsoon season and on southbound trains; in ICUs and at dinner parties. These twenty-four stories by writers like Erika Krouse, Monica Wood, Charles Baxter, and Andre Dubus III remind us that love is found in unexpected places and, like the stories themselves, love resonates long after the connection is made."
-- Ann Hood, author of An Ornithologist's Guide to Life: Stories