What If We Were Somewhere Else
What If We Were Somewhere Else is the question everyone asks in these linked stories as they try to figure out how to move on from job losses, broken relationships, and fractured families. Following the employees of a nameless corporation and their loved ones, these stories examine the connections they forgee and the choices they make as they try to make their lives mean something in the soulless, unforgiving hollowness of corporate life. Looking hard at the families to which we are born and the families we make, What If We Were Somewhere Else asks its own questions about what it means to work, love, and age against the uncertain backdrop of modern America.
Grab a copy of WHAT IF WE WERE SOMEWHERE ELSE. Fox’s distinctive characters and their tumultuous journeys will stay with you long after you finish the book. --R.L. Maizes, author of the novel Other People’s Pets and the story collection We Love Anderson Cooper.
If the Ice Had Held
"Fox delivers finely observed, lyrical, storytelling, persuasive in its depiction of everyday unions and choices ... this is eloquent tale-spinning lit by unshowy portraiture. A perceptible talent."
"Fox's story explores the fragility of life and the ways people find to accommodate and survive. Families are fractured by divorce or death, but family is still at the heart of what home should be."
"A poignant story that questions fate and free will."
"If the Ice Had Held is a stunning novel. From its very first pages, I was captivated by the vivid intimacy of Wendy J. Fox's prose and her generous sense of character. Indelible, insightful, and deeply moving, If the Ice Had Held illustrates the complex bonds of family--the terrible ways we hurt one another, the sacrifices we make to save one other." - Jillian Medoff, bestselling author of This Could Hurt
"If the Ice Had Held, at its heart a story about second chances, is both haunting and luminous. Fox has crafted an intricate mosaic shimmering with gorgeous prose." - Heather Bell Adams, author of Maranatha Road
"The Pull of It, Wendy J. Fox’s first novel, is palliative care for the neurotic American attachment to routines of housekeeping, childrearing, and career building." - Patrick Thomas Henry
"Wendy J. Fox makes us wonder what is better than being home. She takes us back to our primitive state of needing security, of wanting to know that we belong and that we belong nowhere else. She tells us to never settle for anything else than what we hope to be true." - JMWW
"Her stories are crafted jewels: elegant, glittering, cutting." - Necessary Fiction
The Pull of It
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