Other Fine Gifts, stories

By Jeffrey N. Johnson

Short-stories | Paperback, eBook


A dynamic collection of stories from the winner of the 2011 Andrew Lytle Fiction Prize. Caught in a chaotic spiral of loss and memory, the characters in Other Fine Gifts often seek solace in their origin. From a man who has lost his home to foreclosure, to another confronting his xenophobia, to a boy in search of God in the stones of Rome, each is in need of enlightenment and redemption. Despite their limited visions and tragic losses, their struggle for memory never impedes their sense of hope.



Jeffrey N. Johnson’s novel, The Hunger Artist, was a finalist for the Library of Virginia’s People’s Choice Award, and he was awarded the Andrew Lytle Fiction Prize by The Sewanee Review. His fiction has appeared in The Connecticut Review, South Carolina Review, Lake Effect, REAL, Evansville Review, Potomac Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Wisconsin Review, and Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature. He’s received a fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. He lives with his wife and twins in Alexandria, Virginia.


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Jeffrey N. Johnson’s novel, The Hunger Artist, was a finalist for the Library of Virginia’s People’s Choice Award, and he was awarded the Andrew Lytle Fiction Prize by The Sewanee Review. His fiction has appeared in The Connecticut Review, South Carolina Review, Lake Effect, REAL, Evansville Review, Potomac Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Wisconsin Review, and Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Lite...


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