Elizabeth Stuckey-French is the author of the short story collection The First Paper Girl in Red Oak, Iowa. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Gettysburg Review, Southern Review, Five Points, and other literary journals. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida, where she teaches fiction writing at Florida State University.
"Seamlessly woven and warmly told . . . a by-woman-for-women tale of self-discovery, family and secrets." --St. Petersburg Times
"Stuckey-French . . . has a deep sensibility for the intimate dramas of unheralded lives played out on the miniscule stages of supermarkets, family restaurants and trailer parks." --The Miami Herald
"Hilarious and wacky, this story displays a variety of family loves and disappointments in a quirky, original way." --Elizabeth Strout, author of Amy and Isabelle
"Funny and witty, filled with enough quirky characters to open its own amusement park."--San Francisco Chronicle
"A lot of fun. . . . Creates a believable world of women aging not with resigned grace but with feisty zest." --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution