Cancelled: Jennifer Wisner Kelly, Lisa Van Orman Hadley, and Hadley Moore

Stone Skimmers is set primarily in a fictional coastal Connecticut town. The collection opens with a peculiar fifteen-year-old girl who swims for hours each day across the town reservoir, lost to her own obsessions. The popular crowd spies from shore, mocking her strangeness, cozy in their camaraderie until one betrays the group by befriending the outsider. The remaining six stories follow this splintered clique into adulthoods rife with isolation and loss, exploring the lives of those who stayed in the sheltered world of their childhoods and the challenges faced by those who chose to leave. 

Brimming with wit and heart, Irreversible Things follows three decades in the life of author-qua-narrator Lisa and her charismatic Mormon family, from childhood to puberty to adulthood. From a young girl grappling with early friendships, first crushes, and a beloved neighbor's shocking murder, to a young woman beginning her own family, dealing with infertility, and caring for a father with Alzheimer's, this work expands our understanding of the novel form, weaving together memoir, fiction, and the fiction of remembering.

Not Dead Yet studies the uncertainties of loss, turning a gaze toward the often-silenced voices of the infirm, elderly, and adolescent. Rich in humor and honesty, Hadley Moore’s debut collection of short stories presents a contemporary set of narratives from a lush cast of characters. We find the protagonists of her stories tenderly revealing their pain after the loss of loved ones and coping with the voids left by the passing of youth, happiness, and fulfillment.

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Not Dead Yet and Other Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938769412
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Published: Autumn House Press - September 15th, 2019

Irreversible Things Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996195256
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Howling Bird Press - November 12th, 2019

Stone Skimmers: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943491193
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Published: BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kans - November 1st, 2019