Cervena Barva Press; 1st edition (November 5, 2010)

Winner of the 2010 Cerven√° Barva Press Fiction Contest

A collection of three award-winning short stories, taking place in Paris, Florence and Berkeley.


"Joan Gelfand is at her best in her new collection of short stories. They re quirky, original, and highly entertaining with surprising dark moments that will take your breath away."

Mary Mackey

"EAT WRITE LOVE. Joan Gelfand whisks us, briefly, to Paris, where the present meets the past in both its ugliness and its grace, to Florence, where art meets its cruelest friend, art criticism, to a more anonymous if earthier place in our own land where families and lovers pass and balance, for a moment, on the pinnacle of Thanksgiving. Her stories, like her poetry, celebrate life and love, family, friendship, art - a scrumptious meal, and an intoxicating bottle of wine! (Warning: Do NOT read these stories on an empty stomach.)"

Christopher Bernard

"Complex, thoughtful and thought-provoking, Joan Gelfand's stories celebrate outsiders finding their way in and insiders looking for a way out, evoking ghosts or putting them to rest, traveling worlds where everything is foreign, yet surprisingly familiar, all in search of that simply magical place we touch for only a moment."

Tom Parker

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