American Book Awards: Finalist - Short Fiction and Winner - Best Cover Design
Debut collection of short stories set in Southern California featuring a diverse group of characters seeking the fulfillment and connection the sunny state promises. Subtle stories written by a psychotherapist with a keen eye and deft insight into her wide-ranging characters.
"As its subtitle suggests, these are all California stories, but Linda Feyder's debut collection covers a great deal of ground. She has a first-rate ear, a noticing eye, and a wide-ranging sympathy; this is a book to savor and a very welcome new voice." -- Nicholas Delbanco, author of It is Enough and Why Writing Matters.
"Linda Feyder is a remarkably attentive and subtle storyteller whose understanding of her characters allows her to honor their complexity in a few deft and graceful strokes. Like all good writers -- Alice Munro comes to mind -- her sociological insights are embedded rather than spelled out, and that makes her wide view very satisfying." -- Rosellen Brown, author of Before and After and Half a Heart.