The stories in The Missing Woman circle around
women who are either literally missing –
a mother in rehab, a daughter never born –
or who are missing some metaphorical piece
A father tries to convince his uncompromising,
anorexic daughter to want to live, a single woman
lures men to her bed only to abandon them, and a
marriage is shaken by a search party for a woman
Burns asks questions about
balance – safety with adventure, dreams with
practicality, grief with joy – and challenges the
reader to take a journey, make choices.
Off the Page Blog
C.K. Williams: The best poetry, when you’re reading it, you hear two voices simultaneously — the voice of the poet and your own voice.
Gish Jen: You can’t make a useful contribution by being didactic because the novel will be dead. But do I want my work to be culture shifting? The answer is yes.
Carole's blog features her latest reviews and interviews with these authors and others, including Anne Lamott, Anna Quindlen, Russell Banks, Sarah Dunant.
Early Praise for
'The Missing Woman'
Poet Philip Gross
These stories explore the complex harmonies within real
imperfect relationships, revealing moments in a
life when a carefully held balance shifts and, imperceptibly,
that life is changed.
Novelist Joanna Scott
Beautiful, memorable stories, artfully nuanced, boldly
Readings and Festivals
Cardiff Book Launch
Join Carole April 1, 7:30, at the Cameo Club.
May 7 Reading
Carole reads at 'First Thursday' at Chapter Arts Centre
June 19 - 20
Reading and short story panel at Winchester Writers Festival