Here’s the latest from Atticus Review author alumni.
Marion Agnew’s, REVERBERATIONS: A DAUGHTER’S MEDITATIONS ON ALZHEIMER’S—a collection of personal essays about Agnew’s mother’s dementia, her family, and how her parents’ lives still influence hers—was recently released by Winnipeg publisher Signature Editions. It includes “Entanglement,” which appeared in The Atticus Review on June 21, 2018. Described by Canadian essayist Susan Olding as “as honest and bracing as the breeze off Lake Superior, as luminescent as a vein of quartz,” REVERBERATIONS is about Alzheimer’s and parents—and much more. Because people with dementia often feel unsettled and ask to go home, “home” is an underlying theme in these essays, as are music and family and Lake Superior. Agnew’s creative nonfiction has been nominated for a National Magazine Award and a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in literary journals in the US and Canada. REVERBERATIONS is available to order wherever books are sold and from the publisher, Signature Editions. Learn more about Marion here.
As seen on Atticus: “Entanglement”
Kristen M. Ploetz’s latest short story, “Knife Skills for Comfort Food,” was published by Joyland in December. Learn more about Kristen here.
As seen on Atticus: “When the Ice Runs Out at the Annual Block Party We Stand by Our Husbands”
George Salis’ debut novel, SEA ABOVE, SUN BELOW, is available to order from River Boat Books here (the first 100 copies are signed limited editions). For international orders, there is a special price that includes shipping here. Upside-down lightning, a group of uncouth skydivers, resurrections, a mother’s body overtaken by a garden, aquatic telepathy, a peeling snake-priest, and more. SEA ABOVE, SUN BELOW is influenced by Western myths, some Greek, some with biblical overtones, resulting in a fusion of fantastic dreams, bizarre yet beautiful nightmares, and multiple narrative threads that form a tapestry which depicts the fragility of characters teetering on the brink of madness. Erik Martiny, author of THE PLEASURE OF QUEUING, says: “SEA ABOVE, SUN BELOW is a real treat, a feast for the mind and a dizzying rollercoaster of a read. It’s an example of magic realism at its best.”
As seen on Atticus: “King of Shaft: A Review of Take a Girl Like You by Kingsley Amis”
Lana Spendl has a new short story, titled “Family in the Foreign World,” in Epiphany’s Women Writing Women series.
As seen on Atticus: “Down into Sarajevo”