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Praise for Ellen Herbert’s

PRAISE for Ellen Herbert’s FALLING WOMEN and Other Stories



Herbert threads forgiveness throughout gripping loneliness and hurt, deals from a deck of recurring characters, and really captures southeastern North Carolina...a Southern author to celebrate, with a wry wit that’s free range and delicious.”
Richard Peabody, Editor, Gargoyle Magazine


“By turns, appealing, worrisome, full of sighs, full of cheer, these stories remain always true to life, and line by line make for easy reading about difficult matters.”

—Alan Cheuse, fiction critic for NPR's ‘All Things Considered.’


Short stories that burn like incense...The magic comes in the manner in which Herbert relates bits of secrets and gossip and confessions and unbearably ordinary lives. She has given us a panoply of life - and there probably is not a person here you could say you haven't known. You can still smell the incense long into the night. That is a feat - and she has accomplished it!”
Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer



“FALLING WOMEN is a collection of tragedy and redemption, humor and beauty, and it's all served up with a potent dose of truth. Ellen Herbert's prose, entertaining and relevant, cuts to the quick. Each word is well chosen. The stories are perfectly ordered. And every emotion resonates. A masterpiece!"

—Peter Giglio, author of ‘A Spark in the Darkness,’ and editor of ‘Help! Wanted: Tales of On-the-Job Terror’

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