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The eleven stories in Sara Rauch’s What Shines from It are rife with the physical and psychic wounds of everyday life. In “Beholden,” girl meets boy meets the unsettled spirits of post-9/11 New York City, but her future can’t hold them all. In “Kitten,” a struggling veteran and his wife argue over adopting an abandoned kitten, deepening their financial and emotional rifts. ...more
Paperback, First, 190 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2020 by Alternating Current Press
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Lori
Thrilled to be supporting the publicity of this book along with Sara and her publisher Alternating Current Press. It's an amazing collection of stories you won't want to overlook! If you're interested in reviewing the book or interviewing the author, please DM here!
Sherry
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As I was reading the last stories in What Shines From It, in particular, the story Frequency told by the pov of a husband whose wife is trying to get pregnant, I had this moment of adjusting myself to the idea of reading from the male perspective and it was like sliding into a new skin, which felt completely natural and marvellous and I realized that reading this book was very much like that. Slipping into the interior lives of people, in the places where they experience the little fractures as ...more
Sara Rauch
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote it so my review is biased, but I think it's pretty good!
Alternating Current Press
I am the editor and publisher of this book, so my opinion is biased, but the reason we picked up this collection at Alternating Current Press is because it's so haunting and beautiful, feather-light yet carries a wicked East-Coast punch. These stories of identity, relationships, urban living, desperation, and shining rays of hope will crumble you to bits, then build you back up again. It's a stunning debut in clear, concise language that still remains buoyant and poetic throughout.
Leah Angstman
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am the editor and publisher of this book, so my opinion is biased, but the reason we picked up this collection at Alternating Current Press is because it's so haunting and beautiful, feather-light yet carries a wicked East-Coast punch. These stories of identity, relationships, urban living, desperation, and shining rays of hope will crumble you to bits, then build you back up again. It's a stunning debut in clear, concise language that still remains buoyant and poetic throughout.
Sheldon Compton
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review to come at Enclave.
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SARA RAUCH’s fiction and essays have appeared in Paper Darts, Hobart, Split Lip, So to Speak, Qu, Lunch Ticket, and other literary magazines, as well as in the anthologies Dear John, I Love Jane; Best Lesbian Romance 2014; and She’s Lost Control. She has covered books for Bustle, BitchMedia, Curve Magazine, Lambda Literary, The Rumpus, and more. In 2012, she founded the literary magazine Cactus ...more