Ahhh, November. The month that gives us an extra hour of sleep and a day of feasting with friends and family - so much to look forward to! November also gives us the chance to read A Girl Goes Into the Forest by acclaimed writer Peg Alford Pursell. Author of Show Her A Flower, A Bird, A Shadow, Pursell has earned the Foreword Indies 2017 Book of the Year for Literary Fiction and is the founder and director of Why There Are Words and WTAW Press. She is a member of The Writers Grotto and her work has been published in many magazines and journals including Waxwing, Scoundrel Time, Sugar Mule, and Woven Tale Press. Her work has been nominated for numerous Pushcart Prizes and the Best Microfiction, has been a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award, and twice received the (SC) Fiction Project Award. It has also been performed at Stories on Stage in Sacramento and Stories on Stage in Davis.
In A Girl Goes Into the Forest, Peg Alford Pursell immerses readers in the complex desires, contradictions, and sorrows of daughters, wives, and husbands, artists, siblings, and mothers. In forests literal and metaphorical, the characters try, fail, and try again to see the world, to hear each other, and to speak the truth of their longings. Powerful, lyrical, and precise, Pursell’s stories call up a world at once mysterious and recognizable.
“In these wistful, expansive stories, Peg Alford Pursell holds up a mirror to our lives and relationships. The stories excavate the lives of her narrators with honesty and clear, luminous prose. They are mysterious in the way the best fiction is―their truths echoing long after you turn the page.” (Karen E. Bender)
If this sounds like something you'd like to read, you can get your copy of the book from the store or online with a 15% discount through the end of November. Click here to get your copy today and remember, you can have it shipped directly to you or come pick it up in store!
Reviews & Interviews
"A Girl Goes Into the Forest" -- Barrelhouse Review
"A Girl Goes Into the Forest" -- Kirkus Review
"A Girl Goes Into the Forest" -- Entropy
"An Interview with Peg Alford Pursell" -- New Orleans Review
"What Turns Up: A Conversation with Peg Alford Pursell" -- The Rumpus
"Paying Attention to Human Failure" -- BOMB
We'll meet at Foggy Pine Books on November 23rd at 7:30pm. There will be free wine and snacks for book club members to share. Bring a friend and come discuss the book with us, even if you weren't able to completely finish it or if you didn't like it. You can see the Facebook event & RSVP here.
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