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Glori Simmons’s new book, Carry You, is a timely collection of linked short stories that examines how war shapes and distorts our understanding of family, friends, country, and self. Simmons draws out the humanity of her characters, their flaws and failings, their hopes and desires, and their dreams for the future. These stories show that the human capacity for violence, compassion, and love are not bound by time or place.
About the Author
GLORI SIMMONS is the author of the short story collection Suffering Fools (Willow Springs Editions, 2001) and a book of poetry, Graft (Truman State University Press, 2002). A former Stegner Fellow, she has received numerous awards for her poetry and fiction and has taught throughout the Bay Area. She currently lives in Oakland, California, and is the director of the Thacher Gallery at the University of San Francisco.