Named a Most Anticipated Book of the Year by The Millions, Thrillist, LitHub, The Week, and more. An evocative and engrossing collection of new stories and a novella about women experiencing life’s challenges and beauty from the award-winning writer Megan Mayhew Bergman. A recently separated woman fills a huge terrarium with endangered flowers to establish a small world only she can control in an attempt to heal her broken heart. A competitive swimmer negotiates over which days she will fulfill her wifely duties, and which days she will keep for herself. A peach farmer wonders if her orchard will survive a drought. And generations of a family in South Carolina struggle with fidelity and their cruel past...
Publisher: Scribner; Advance Copy edition (March 29, 2022) Pages: 1476713103 ISBN-10: 1476713103 ISBN-13: 978-1476713106 ASIN: B09841THVT
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Megan Mayhew Bergman grew up in North Carolina and attended Wake Forest University. She has graduate degrees from Duke University and Bennington College. Her stories have appeared in numerous journals, including Ploughshares, Oxford American, One Story, and Narrative. She lives in Shaftsbury, Vermont, with her husband, two daughters, and several animals.