2009 Short Fiction Award Winner
28 pages, 5.5 x 8.5″ paper, hand-bound w/ blue spray of ink on cvr
“Frost Heaves is powerful mediation on grief and reclamation. This is the story of Katherine Crossly, as she assesses her life after a half century of marriage. What happens when a woman realizes that her dreams were not deferred, but stifled before they are even fully imagined? Set against the beautifully drawn landscapes of a small town in Maine, this is the story of a thaw, both literal and metaphorical.
Teresa Stores writes with compassion and insight, finding the inescapable truths hiding in the plain sight–layered over an ordinary life.With vivid details and an original and convincing voice, “Frost Heaves” manages to be both uncompromising and triumphant. Teresa Stores is a beautiful writer and I look forward to seeing her work for years to come.” —Tayari Jones