Trouble In Mind

Trouble in Mind:  The Short Story and Conflict

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IBSN:  978-1-945829-18-5

Retail Price:  $14.95

Genre:  Literary/Short Stories

Page Count:  190

From the Foreword

“This collection reveals characters in struggle with love, work, family, or community. External and internal battles show them to be resilient and tenacious but also leave them changed. Many of these stories are dramatic at their cores, with powerful event and mood radiating revelations that readers may sense even before fully comprehending them. Details may be as knotty or difficult as life, but beneath it all is the pitch toward meaning.”

—Kristine Somerville & Speer Morgan

“Moments define us; however, we don’t always know which moments are significant until they pass us by.  Trouble in Mind illustrates vividly how ordinary characters live in such times of crisis, joy and wonder. This incredible collection of stories moved me for its beauty, compassion, and bravery.”

—Min Jin Lee, author of FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES and PACHINKO, a National Book Award Finalist

Trouble in Mind gathers together a dozen of the best works of short fiction to appear in Missouri Review in the past twenty years. By turns harrowing and heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious, riven throughout with insight and grace, these stories are the fruits of writers working in the heights of their craft.”

—Dan O’Brien, winner of the 2018 PEN Award for Drama