Short Story Month recommendations: BRIGHT SHARDS OF SOMEPLACE ELSE


Monica McFawn won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, which includes being published by UGA Press. This varied collection runs the gamut, from earthy horse trainers to quirky scientists and songwriters, from a precocious child to a mystery-solving professor. The thread holding these diverse stories together is McFawn’s empathy for these complex, even difficult people and her crisp prose. McFawn is a writer to watch.


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