Good Women


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$17.95  $16.69
Hub City Press
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4.9 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.57 pounds

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About the Author

Halle Hill is from East Tennessee and lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A graduate of Maryville College and the M.F.A. Writing program at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), she is the winner of the 2021 Crystal Wilkinson Creative Writing Prize and was a finalist for the 2021 ASME Award for Fiction. Her short stories have been published in Joyland, New Limestone Review, Southwest Review, and The Oxford American, where she won the 2020 Debut Fiction Prize.


"Characters are tormented by pregnancy (unwanted, ill-starred), weight control, evangelical faith, screwed-up mothers and fathers, and police brutality and are unable to find the comfort others do in Pema Chödrön, nontoxic cleaning supplies, or White Claw. A stunning slow burn brimming with observation, emotion, and incident." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"In Halle Hill's Good Women, we meet mothers and daughters, lovers and friends, saints and aint's--all longing for something, some place, someone. They are curious, messy, and determined, and Hill's fierce and dazzling pen lets us feel every ounce of their complicated desires. Every mistake, every realization, every triumph, every tragedy. This is a fantastic firecracker of a collection I'll return to again and again!" --Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

"Halle Hill is a major artist, one of the most astounding I know of living today. Good Women, her first collection of stories, sits dominant on the shelf next to the other classic story collections I admire. She's written a future classic. You'll see what I mean once you crack it open." --Bud Smith, author of Teenager

"Full of fun and tension, Good Women masters the gift of taking your characters seriously. Hill writes with whip, guiding us through the insides of Southern Black women--their weekends, their inner dialogues, their dialect, their flesh, their humaneness--all of which heightens their depth. In this unforgettable debut, Good Women (pun intended) travel viscerally, becoming trapped in your fingertips every time you turn the page." --Kendra Allen, author of Fruit Punch

"Halle Hill misses nothing, sees everything--Good Women gives witness. These stories are intimate, unbound and Hill delivers them like a wrestled testimony barreling through time. Halle Hill is here, y'all. And Good Women, these stories, these lives, will last and last in all of us." --Ashleigh Bryant Phillips, author of Sleepovers

"In Good Women, Halle Hill gifts us an unflinching peek at women who are trying, women who are aching, women who are running their hands along the walls of their dark hearts, fumbling for the light. Important and beautifully written, this collection is alive with bite and verve tick-tick-ticking on every page." --Leesa Cross-Smith, author of Whiskey & Ribbons

"This heralds a bright new talent." --Publishers Weekly

"This is a collection about awareness and choosing between misery fed by willful ignorance or working toward uncertain change. Introspective and heartbreaking, Good Women showcases the interior lives of women who are near their breaking points." --Dontaná McPherson-Joseph, Foreword Reviews

"Hill knows how to layer in just enough mystery and dread to keep readers invested. With a well-balanced blend of excitement and empathy, these stories are also able to handle darker topics without straying too far into melodrama." --Zeja Z. Copes, Booklist