This Elegant Ruin: And Other Stories

This Elegant Ruin And Other Stories Love and hate Dreams and nightmares Luck and misfortune In twelve engaging stories the joys and sorrows of life glow against such varied backdrops as a snowy wood a quaint country inn a crumbling m

  • Title: This Elegant Ruin: And Other Stories
  • Author: Erin Bartels
  • ISBN: 0692232729
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • Love and hate Dreams and nightmares Luck and misfortune In twelve engaging stories, the joys and sorrows of life glow against such varied backdrops as a snowy wood, a quaint country inn, a crumbling metropolis, the shore of Lake Superior, and a lonely country highway A man in the twilight of his career falls in love with a young woman at the dawn of hers A girl at the Love and hate Dreams and nightmares Luck and misfortune In twelve engaging stories, the joys and sorrows of life glow against such varied backdrops as a snowy wood, a quaint country inn, a crumbling metropolis, the shore of Lake Superior, and a lonely country highway A man in the twilight of his career falls in love with a young woman at the dawn of hers A girl at the end of her rope finds an unexpected friend in an eccentric stranger A young man haunted by memories finally gets a chance to forget his troubles An artist takes stock of his life s work and discovers an unwelcome truth With prose that evokes wonder and fear, regret and relief, Erin Bartels draws meaning from the small moments of life, challenging us to be still, to notice, to dream and to hope Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 210 pages Published August 29th 2014 by Understory Press More Details ISBN 0692232729 ISBN13 9780692232729 Other Editions None found All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about This Elegant Ruin, please sign up

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    • Erin Bartels

      ERIN BARTELS is a copywriter and freelance editor by day, a novelist by night, and a painter, seamstress, poet, and photographer in between Her debut novel, WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS, released in January 2019 from Revell Books, to be followed in September 2019 by THE WORDS BETWEEN US, which was a finalist for the 2015 Rising Star Award from the Women s Fiction Writers Association Her short story ERIN BARTELS is a copywriter and freelance editor by day, a novelist by night, and a painter, seamstress, poet, and photographer in between Her debut novel, WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS, released in January 2019 from Revell Books, to be followed in September 2019 by THE WORDS BETWEEN US, which was a finalist for the 2015 Rising Star Award from the Women s Fiction Writers Association Her short story This Elegant Ruin was a finalist in The Saturday Evening Post 2014 Great American Fiction Contest Her poems have been published by The Lyric and The East Lansing Poetry Attack A member of the Capital City Writers Association and the Women s Fiction Writers Association, she is former features editor of WFWA s Write On magazine.Erin lives in the beautiful, water defined state of Michigan where she is never than a ninety minute drive from one of the Great Lakes or six miles from an inland lake, river, or stream She grew up in the Bay City area waiting for freighters and sailboats at drawbridges and watching the best 4th of July fireworks displays in the nation She spent her college and young married years in Grand Rapids feeling decidedly not Dutch She currently lives with her husband and son in Lansing, nestled somewhere between angry protesters on the Capitol lawn and couch burning frat boys at Michigan State University And yet, she claims it is really quite peaceful.Erin is represented by Nephele Tempest of The Knight Agency Find her on Facebook ErinBartelsAuthor, on Twitter ErinLBartels, or on Instagram erinbartelswrites

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