Rituals to Observe
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Rituals to Observe

Stories about Holidays from the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Edited by Ethan Laughman

Title Details

Pages: 244

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in

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Paperback

Pub Date: 09/01/2019

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5659-4

List Price: $25.95

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Pub Date: 09/01/2019

ISBN: 9-780-8203-7222-8

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Rituals to Observe

Stories about Holidays from the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Edited by Ethan Laughman

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  • Contributors
These stories amount to something more than a celebration of the holidays dotting our calendars from month to month. Even though holidays can occasion a return to the familiar, these stories challenge traditional associations. Each story serves to complicate how we observe the human observation of holidays and offers a nuanced understanding of related themes such as family and motherhood, travel, grief and mourning processes, and memory. More generally, holidays are days of observance, and that aspect alone offers a lot to unpack.

Gail Galloway Adams

David Crouse

Molly Giles

Carole L. Glickfeld

Jacquelin Gorman

Peter LaSalle

Karin Lin-Greenberg

Becky Mandelbaum

Alyce Miller

Dianne Nelson Oberhansly

Peter Selgin

Hugh Sheehy

Sandra Thompson

About the Author/Editor

ETHAN LAUGHMAN is among the few who have read every Flannery O’Connor Award–winning volume. He collaborated closely with the series’ authors in compiling these new anthologies. He currently teaches high school English.