SARAH ELAINE SMITH, CLAIRE LUCHETTE, & TAYLOR GRIESHOBER
Sarah Elaine Smith (Marilou is Everywhere), Claire Luchette and Taylor Grieshober will read at Mac's on Friday, November 15th at 7 p.m.
"Sarah Elaine Smith’s remarkably accomplished debut novel casts a wondrous spell. Her brilliantly drawn young narrator, a young girl starved of maternal love and a stranger to human kindness, easily wins our sympathy . . . . Marilou Is Everywhere has drama and poignancy, but its other source of delight is Smith’s stunning prose. Beautiful phrasings or original formulations glint on the page . . . we find ourselves swept along while marveling at a unique new voice.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
Marilou is Everywhere is a novel of stunning emotional intelligence, and Cindy an unforgettable character, but it's Smith's writing that's the real star of the book. . . The book is almost otherworldly in its beauty and power. . .Fiction debuts this accomplished don't come along very often at all, and Marilou Is Everywhere proves that Smith is a writer of immense talent and rare imagination. "--Michael Schaub, NPR
Sarah Elaine Smith's stunning debut novel Marilou is Everywhere was published in July 2019. She is also the author of I Live in a Hut, 2011 winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's first books prize, and her work has appeared in publications like FENCE, jubilat, Tin House, and Gulf Coast, among others.
Claire Luchette's first novel, Sister Agatha, is forthcoming from FSG. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Granta, Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, Iowa Review, and Indiana Review, and the story "New Bees" won a 2020 Pushcart Prize. She is the 2019-2020 Hopkins Post-Graduate Fellow in Fiction at John Carroll University.
Low Ghost Press has just published Off Days: Stories by Taylor Grieshober. Her work has been published in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Burrow Press Review, and Gulf Stream and articles and reviews have been published in The Pittsburgh Post Gazette.