Lily Harp

A Novella and Other Stories

Stacy Barton

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Retail Price: $17.00
Subject Category: Fiction
Length: 188 pages
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
Binding: paper
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 978-1-60226-015-3


Lily Harp returns from art school prematurely, pregnant and tossed between her well-meaning aunt, her protective grandfather, and her own uncertain sense of responsibility and independence. She is haunted by memories of her mother, whose suicide during Lily's girlhood first set Lily adrift. And she is drawn to another mother and daughter she meets at the water's edge and whose friendship presents Lily with a fateful choice between hope and safety.

Set in a stilt-house nestled among the mangroves in 1970s southern Florida, this novella by Stacy Barton is a must-read for fans and a perfect introduction for soon-to-be-fans.

The book also features twelve short stories that have appeared in publications like The Potomac Review, Gargoyle, Real South, Relief Journal and Ruminate.

Book Excerpts

Chapters 1 - 5 [PDF]

Table of Contents

Part One: Lily Harp

Part Two: Other Stories

They Knew Too Much
Exit #14
Beside the Road
Back Home
Charlotte Wondered
Requiem for a Husband
The Coin
I Read Chekov
That Summer
When I Was Twelve
One Small Prayer


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