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Giveaway Ended: January 25 at 06:00 pm EST

With Midwestern practicality and deft lyricism, award-winning author Erin Pringle has constructed Unexpected Weather Events, a collection of stories following irrepressible characters facing tough situations--cancer, mental illness, death. Set against winter landscapes and fading small towns, this collection illuminates how joy can flicker within unpredictable tragedy.

"Erin Pringle is my favorite living author. This breathtaking new collection more than solidifies that opinion. Her writing is soul-rich with wonder and terror, tapping into a child's dream-like experience of family, change, and death. These are not only stories; each piece is a spell swirling with grief, love, and the bitter-strong beauty of being alive." —Owen Egerton, author of Hollow and How Best To Avoid Dying

"Erin Pringle has done it again. In this clutch of grimly gorgeous stories, resilient characters navigate perilous conditions and deteriorating landscapes in their efforts to transcend, or at least come to terms with, the dicey, mysterious predicaments of their strangely familiar lives." —Tom Noyes, author of The Substance Of Things Hoped For

"This book reminded me: We are not alone in our sorrow; there are always new ways--even in a petrifying darkness--to see and to love." —Sharma Shields, author of The Cassandra

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Giveaway Ended: September 15, 2020 at 05:47 pm EDT

The last Midwestern traveling circus is due to arrive in a rural village it has visited for a century of summers. Like the village, the circus is on its last leg. It’s down to one elephant and a handful of acrobats. The circus boss’s sweetheart is dying. The former starring act is recovering from cancer. The assistant, Frank, plans to retire after this show. Meanwhile, twins Heza and Abe wander the hot fields and roads, waiting for the circus or anything better. Hezada! I Miss You is a novel that explores tradition, love, and suicide—set under the fading tents of small-town America and the circus. "It's haunting. It's lovely. It's an utterly painful and beautiful look at how life passes. Exploring the consequences of a suicide from those intimately involved to those on the sidelines, Pringle's unflinching view sets a summer circus as a backdrop for everything lost when life is gone." - The Austin Chronicle
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Giveaway Ended: July 18, 2017 at 07:58 pm EDT

Set within a backdrop of small towns and hard-working communities in middle America, The Whole World at Once is a collection of intense stories about the experience of loss. Pringle weaves together spellbinding tales amidst shadowed and foreboding physical and emotional landscapes where each of the characters is in motion against her surroundings, and each is as likely as the next to be traveling with a ghost. A soldier returns home from multiple tours only to begin planting landmines in the field behind his house; kids chase a ghost story up country roads only to become one themselves; one girl copes with the anniversary of her sister’s disappearance during the agricultural fair, while another girl searches for understanding after seeing the picture of a small boy washed onto a beach. In language that is at once both stark and rich, we enter the lives of the characters deliberately, in slow scenes—time enough for a bird to sing as a man and a girl, strangers, fall to their knees—that are inevitable yet laced with the unpredictable. Dark, strange beauties, all of the stories in The Whole World at Once follow the lives of people grappling with what it means to live in a world with death.
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Giveaway Ended: April 4, 2010 at 02:57 am EDT

"There are no safe, saccharine fairy tale endings. This is contemporary Brothers Grimm for adults." ~ The Short Review "There are no easy answers in The Floating Order, only a sense of disturbance and dread, offset by flashes of beauty. In this way, the book traps life in the 21st century and displays it in all its awful radiance." ~ Southwestern American Literature "It is no mean achievement to sustain such a story-like lyricism over the long haul of a book-length collection. This is a remarkable debut. A keeper that keeps keeping on.' ~ Michael Martone, author of Michael Martone "The stories in Erin Pringle’s first collection possess the charm of fairy tales, the wisdom of poems, the hope of prayers, the weight of eulogies, and the intimacy of letters home." ~ Tom Noyes, author of Spooky Action at a Distance and Other Stories
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