Brides in the Sky: Stories and a Novella

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Swallow Press
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5.4 X 0.6 X 8.4 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

Cary Holladay has published seven volumes of fiction, including The Quick-Change Artist, Horse People: Stories, and The Deer in the Mirror. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ecotone, Epoch, Georgia Review, Hudson Review, Kenyon Review, Oxford American, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Southern Review, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many other journals. Her story "Merry-Go-Sorry" was selected by Stephen King for an O. Henry award. She teaches at the University of Memphis.

"In unsentimental but intimate detail, a collection of stories peels back stereotypes about the lives of women in the past....In spare but evocative prose, Holladay skillfully and subtly re-creates those earlier times while making clear their parallels to the present....Women and girls often overlooked by history are given compelling voices in this collection."--Kirkus Reviews
"Brides in the Sky contributes beautifully to [Holladay's] body of work, its stories brimming with vibrant life, nuanced characters, and plots fueled by surprising turns....Brides in the Sky also delivers when it comes to sheer entertainment."--Chapter 16
"...[Imagines] the lives of women who participated, unnamed, in so much of American history....Backed by a beautiful sense of place."--Garden & Gun
"[The title story] does that great thing that [Alice Munro's work] does where it travels these great distances of geography and time, and you never feel like you're missing anything....The amount of emotion that Cary Holladay is able to put in three sentences, it just feels like someone is punching you right in the heart."--Nick White, author of Sweet and Low, on All Sides Weekend
"I devoured (Brides in the Sky) and only wished it were longer. Discovering Cary Holladay is the best thing that happened to me during my many months of reading for this chronicle. Her stories take you in with vivid characters, compelling plots, humor and insight."--Hudson Review