Ron MacLean, Blue Winnetka SkiesSherrie Flick, I Call This Flirting

"In this remarkable first novel-at once a mystery, an anatomy of a
complicated friendship, and a postmodern homage to screen classics- MacLean weaves a complex tapestry to tell a story that is, at its essence, a testimonial to the resilience of the human heart."Lisa Borders, author of Cloud Cuckoo Land

"These are sinewy, deeply engaging stories, at once elliptical and satisfying. I Call This Flirting is a marvel: each story is concise as a poem, yet the collection is as seamless and expansive as a novel."Paul Eggers, author of Saviors and How the Water Feels

A recipient of GQ's Frederick Exley Award for Short Fiction and a Pushcart Prize nominee, Ron MacLean has had short fiction published in GQ, Greensboro
Review, Prism International, New Orleans Review and many other quarterlies. He has worked as a golf caddy, a journalist, a typesetter, and an Internet marketing consultant. He holds a Doctor of Arts in English from SUNY Albany, and is Executive Director of Grub Street, a non-profit writing and literary arts center in Boston. Blue Winnetka Skies is his first novel.Sherrie Flick's award-winning chapbook of flash fiction, I Call This
, was recently published by Flume Press. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Quick Fiction, Quarterly West, and in the anthology Sudden Stories: The Mammoth Book of Minuscule Fiction. She has received fellowships from the Ucross Foundation, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Sewanee Writers' Conference. At the University of Nebraska, she earned a Masters degree in English Literature. In Pittsburgh, she is co-founder and director of the Gist Street Reading Series.

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Porter Square Books
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ISBN: 9780974428819
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Published: Swank Books - October 15th, 2004