Join us for the launch of Susan Buttenwieser's debut short-story collection, We Were Lucky with the Rain. She'll be in conversation with Virginia Pye. Click here to register for this Zoom event.
Susan Buttenwieser writes frequently about reproductive health care, immigration, and the criminal justice system. Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She teaches creative writing in New York City public schools and with incarcerated women. We Were Lucky With the Rain is her debut short-story collection.
Virginia Pye's collection, Shelf Life of Happiness, won the 2019 Independent Publisher Gold Medal award for Short Fiction, and one of the stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is also the author of two award-winning novels. She has taught writing at New York University and the University of Pennsylvania and most recently at Grub Street. She grew up in Belmont and now lives with her husband in Cambridge.
In these bittersweet, compelling stories, Virginia Pye's characters in Shelf Life of Happiness long for that most-elusive of states: happiness.