Nina’s once-sweet life has unexpectedly turned sour. Her marriage is over, her job is in jeopardy, and her teenage daughter is slipping away from her. Then her father dies and issues with Nina’s mother come to a head; her estranged brother, Ray, comes home; and her sister, Lola, is tempted to blow a big family secret out of the water. They say the truth will set you free, but first it will make a huge mess of things.
As Nina struggles to find a way through her complicated relationships and to uncover her true path, she discovers just how valuable a second chance at life and happiness can be.
“When life gives you lemons, read this book. It’s a delicious glass of humor, heart, and hope.” Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants.
“These stories give a reader the vivid language and compelling narratives that are the trademarks of the best short stories. Out Across the Nowhere is an astonishing debut.”
— Ron Rash, author of Serena
“Reading Amy Willoughby-Burle’s debut story collection, Out Across the Nowhere, is like opening a treasure chest. Each story is a precious gem. Filled with hope and mystery and heart, they positively glitter.”
— Ann Hood, author of The Red Thread
“These stories are magic: luminous evocations of the sorrow and joy and mystery of everyday life. Poignant, heartfelt, and gorgeously written, Out Across the Nowhere introduces Amy Willoughby-Burle as a striking new voice. A beautiful debut.”
— Luke Whisnant, author of Watching TV with the Red Chinese
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