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Beginning in the 1980s, Elizabeth Tallent’s work, appeared in some of our most prestigious literary publications, including the New Yorker, Esquire, and Harper’s. Marked by its quiet power and emotional nuance, her fiction garnered widespread praise.

Now, at long last, Tallent returns with a new collection of diverse, thematically linked, and deeply powerful stories that confirm her enduring gift for capturing relationships at their moment of transformation: marriages breaking apart, people haunted by memories of old love and reaching haltingly toward new futures. Mendocino Fire explores moments of fracture and fragmentation; it limns the wilderness of our inner psyche and brilliantly evokes the electric tension of deep emotion. In this audiobook, Tallent explores expectations met and thwarted, and our never-ending quest to avoid being alone.

With this breathtaking collection, Elizabeth Tallent cements her rightful place in the literary pantheon beside her contemporaries Lorrie Moore, Ann Beattie, and Louise Erdrich. Visceral and surprising, profound yet elemental, Mendocino Fire is a welcome visit with a wise and familiar friend.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Enchanting…Immediately engaging…The ability to create characters who force us to withhold judgment and leave us gasping at their absolute, solid reality isn’t the result of any special kindness or goodness on the part of the author.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[Tallent] brings an immense complexity and dimension to the domestic affairs of the heart. At times, these stories almost veer toward the epic, emotionally speaking, and are reminiscent of the muscular, sharp-eyed narratives of the late Robert Stone.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “In her fourth collection, Tallent explores the spaces between people through ten expertly crafted stories…Tallent’s collection offers a smart, thought-provoking study of desire and disappointment.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Tallent’s assured voice is a pleasure to follow through this book…An ambitious and wide-ranging set of stories that creates empathy for most of its characters due to Tallent’s generous imagination.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction 
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