The Year of the Elm by Mark Barrett
Approx. 53,790 words.
Published on April 18, 2010.
Set in a simpler time, The Year of the Elm is a collection of twelve short stories told from the point of view of a young boy growing up in a Midwestern town. The stories unfold over a year in the boy’s life, one story for each month as the boy and the seasons change. Confronting moments we all remember, the boy begins to glimpse the world with eyes that no longer belong to a child.