Please join us in welcome Stacy Bierlein to the store on Thursday, August 9th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for her latest work, A Vacation on the Island of Ex-Boyfriends. This is a free in-store signing and no reservations are needed. For more information, please call 231-347-1180 or send us an email.
Two friends plan a visit to Nantucket, but find themselves on a
different island completely, where the men they have loved are lined up
on the beach in chronological order. A grieving mother and daughter
encounter naked strangers in unexpected places en route to the Dordogne
River. A restless New York artist travels to Madrid to find a European
lover, only to fall for another persnickety New Yorker. Such quirks of
fate are the hallmark of Stacy Bierlein’ s debut story collection. From
that mysterious island in the Atlantic to the crowded highways of Los
Angeles; from the Charles Bridge in Prague, to the temples of Luxor and
the most remote regions of the Myanmar peninsula, Bierlein's characters
are women of dazzling ironies and introspections, always in motion and
trusting in love--even when it remains out of reach.
Stacy Bierlein is the editor of the award-winning anthology, A Stranger Among Us: Stories of Cross Cultural Collision and Connection, and coeditor of Men Undressed: Female Writers and the Male Sexual Experience. She
is a founding editor of the independent press Other Voices Books,
and co-creator of the Morgan Street International Novel Series. Her
articles about writing, publishing, and the arts appear on various
websites, including TheNervousBreakdown.com. She lives in Southern California.