How to Fall, Edith Pearlman
Like Anderson's Winesburg Ohio, this collection evokes quiet moments of epiphany in the ordinary lives in Godolpin, MA, and some not-so-ordinary lives in Jerusalem and NYC. An incredible range of characters of all ages, sexual orientation, religion, and status.
Edith Pearlman has published over one hundred stories in national magazines, literary journals, anthologies, and on-line publications. Her first collection of stories, Vaquita, won the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature, and her second, Love Among The Greats, won the Spokane Annual Fiction Prize. Pearlman's short essays have appeared in the The Atlantic Monthly, The Smithsonian Magazine, Preservation Magazine, and Yankee. Her selected works, Binocular Vision, won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction. She is a New Englander by birth and preference.