CALAMITY AND OTHER STORIES is a collection of loosely interrelated tales following three pairs of friends over three decades. With stories from Missouri Review, Good Housekeeping, AGNI, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Literary Review and Prairie Schooner, the book was a Boston Herald “Editor’s Choice” as well as one of five “Notable Books of 2005” profiled in Poets & Writers Magazine. It also made the short list for the 2005 Story Prize. The paperback version is now available and has been named an “Editor’s Choice” by the Vancouver Sun. Perhaps more exciting, it was declared “perfect for the beach” by the Santa Cruz Sentinel.