Happiness

short stories by Ann Harleman

“…vibrantly alive… she carries into these imagined lives a deep and resonant insight… Ann Harleman is a wonderful talent.”
Washington Post

“Harleman’s precise and evocative language can depict complex human relationships in a simple scene of chopping wood — or subtly illuminate the peril of romance.” — New York Times

“A writer of astonishing clarity and depth, a conjurer of searing images and emotional truths that stay with her readers long after they have closed the covers… The situations are so real that it sometimes seems as if Harleman has made us her characters. We are right there with them — in their kitchens, their bedrooms, their pasts.” — Boston Globe

“Harleman has a rich, melancholy voice… in stories that are poignant and assured.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)