Other Fine Gifts, stories

By Jeffrey N. Johnson

Short stories | Paperback, eBook


Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal for regional fiction: Mid-Atlantic (Ippy Award). 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 story collection, OTHER FINE GIFTS, won the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal for regional fiction: Mid-Atlantic (Ippy Award). His first novel, THE HUNGER ARTIST, was a finalist for the Library of Virginia's People's Choice Award for fiction, and he was awarded the Andrew Lytle Fiction Prize by The Sewanee Review. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The Sewanee Review, The Connecticut Review, South Carolina Review, Lake Effect, Real: Regarding Arts and Letters, Red Rock Review, Evansville Review, Potomac Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Carolina Quarterly, Dos Passos Review, Roanoke Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Steel Toe Review, Oxford Magazine, Night Train, Gargoyle and Aethlon, The Journal of Sport Literature. He is a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a recipient of a Creative Fellow grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.


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Jeffrey N. Johnson's story collection, OTHER FINE GIFTS, won the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal for regional fiction: Mid-Atlantic (Ippy Award). His first novel, THE HUNGER ARTIST, was a finalist for the Library of Virginia's People's Choice Award for fiction, and he was awarded the Andrew Lytle Fiction Prize by The Sewanee Review. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The Sewanee...


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