Garden for the Blind

"Simply written, these stories reveal how easy it is to be misunderstood and how difficult it is to reconcile past mistakes."    ~ Kirkus Reviews
"A collection of extraordinary stories by an extraordinary writer, "Garden For the Blind" is very highly recommend for community General Fiction and academic library Literary Fiction collections."   ~ Midwest Book Review, Fiction Shelf
"Each of Kelly Fordon's stories is perceptive, memorable and moving. I loved this book, and I will be haunted by its recurring characters for some time to come."  ~ Julia Glass, Author of the National Book Award-winning,Three Junes. 
"Garden for the Blind is one of the most intricately and beautifully constructed works of fiction I've read. It is full of characters and interiors that are so fully realized they are impossible to think of strictly on the page. This is both an intense and page-turning adventure over which you will linger with awe at the precision and grace of its sentences and images. Kelly Fordon is a writer to admire, and to keep an eye on, and this work is one I'm never going to forget."  ~ Laura Kasischke, author of Mind of Winter and Space in Chains.
"Kelly Fordon has situated her stories such that they dazzle with the immediacy of deeply felt life even as together they awe with the epic sweep of a life lived. An unforgettable first collection."    ~ Daniel Mueller, author of Nights I Dreamed of Hubert Humphey and How Animals Mate.
"A strikingly atmospheric and psychologically acute collection of linked stories about the long-lasting reverberations of a childhood accident."   

~ Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation

"Fordon's beautifully rendered stories chart the terrible tensions created by polarities in race, gender, and social class and the efforts of one young woman in particular to transcend those divides and figure out what it means to be a moral human being."  
~ Eileen Pollack, author of Breaking and Entering. Former director of the master of fine arts program at the University of Michigan.


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