Jane Blunschi will read from her new collection of short stories, Understand Me, Sugar. Jane is a graduate of the UA MFA program, Creative Writing Director of NWA Prison Stories, and happily for us, a Nightbird Books bookseller.
"UNDERSTAND ME, SUGAR invites the reader to follow some very appealing characters over some very dubious moral terrain. We might be appalled by their choices even more by how we identify with them, and still further by how they make us laugh. If these stories weren't so intelligent, they would be guilty pleasures."
--Padma Viswanathan, author of THE EVER AFTER OF ASHWIN RAO and THE TOSS OF A LEMON
"Jane Blunschi doesn't flinch in her storytelling, and the result is a collection of searingly honest tales that lay bare a full-throated humanity. As Blunschi's voice slips under the skin of these people, and flows in their bloodstreams, the reader can't help but think this could be me."
--Lucy Jane Bledsoe, author of A THIN BRIGHT LINE and THE BIG BANG SYMPHONY