Where We Live

Where We Live is master story-teller W. D. Wetherell’s fifth story collection, and his first in ten years, bringing together the best of his recent fictions. The stories exemplify the qualities readers and critics have praised in the past while continuing to explore new directions in style, theme, and characterization. He illumines contemporary American life and culture by focusing on the forgotten places and people living on the edges, from a young Somali immigrant who finds an unlikely mentor in his attempt to come to terms with his new home, to a widower faced with the everyday challenges of his first day alone.

This is Wetherell’s fifth collection of short stories, after The Man Who Loved Levittown, Hyannis Boat and other Stories, Wherever That Great Heart May Be, and Hills Like White  Hills. His stories have won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, three O’Henry Awards, many citations in Best American Stories, and a National Magazine Award. His novel, Chekhov’s Sister, was cited as a “major contribution to world literature,” by The Nation, and was a notable book of the year from The New York Times; in l998, he was granted a genius award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, allowing him to devote five years exclusively to writing. He lives in Lyme, New Hampshire.

Praise for the Writing of W. D. Wetherell

“Wetherell’s stories are powerful stuff, a brilliant weaving of personal and political themes, plaintive and funny and ultimately haunting. He has a sharp, fresh eye, and a complicated view of our dislocations, pains, and dreams.” —The New York Times

“W. D. Wetherell is a fearless acrobat with words and narrative structures. His work, filled with humor, warmth, and wisdom, asks us to re-examine our recent history.” —Chicago Tribune

“Wetherell is one of America’s most consistently engaging writers.” —Christian Science Monitor

About the Author

W. D. Wetherell is the award-winning author of over twenty books, including the novels Chekhov’s Sister, A Century of  November, and The Writing on the Wall, the story collections The Man Who Loved Levittown, and Wherever That Great Heart May Be, and the memoirs Soccer Dad and North of Now. His work has appeared in The New York Times, the Washington PostThe Atlantic, and many other publications. In addition to his fiction, he writes frequently on writing, fly-fishing, and travel. Where Wars Go to Die, his compilation of the forgotten literature of World War One, appeared in 2016. He’s lived for the last 35 years in Lyme, New Hampshire on the Connecticut River overlooking Vermont.

Where We Live
Page Count: 176 pages; Softcover
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-0-9974528-8-4
Price: $19.95 (CA $26.95)
Publication Date: OCTOBER 2018
Distributor: IPG/Chicago, Ingram.
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