Michigan Author Explores 'Tiny Miracles'
A Michigan author who explores the lives of the people of the Great
Lakes region “in sensitive and perceptive ways” will read from her
literary works and answer questions during a presentation at Alma
Rachael Perry, author of How to Fly, a collection of 15 stories “that slices into everyday America and exposes tiny miracles as they occur at home or over coffee or in the grocery story,” will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Alma College Library.
Admission is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow her talk, which is sponsored by the College’s Michigan Author Speaker Series.
Reviewers have described How to Fly as “a wonderful, whimsical collection” with “a beauty that is both innocent and ancient.” The book recently earned the Best Book Award for Fiction from the Center for Great Lakes Culture at Michigan State University.
A native of Michigan, Perry’s stories are greatly influenced by her experiences in small Midwestern towns and the natural splendor of the seasons, says Angie Kelleher, access services librarian at Alma College.
Her stories have appeared in Story Quarterly, River City, Hayden’s Ferry Review and South Dakota Review. She has been nominated twice for Pushcart prizes.
Perry has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from MSU and master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Bowling Green State University. She lives in South Lyon.
Posted: Fri, October 26th, 2007 at 11:33AM