One Story author Lydia Peelle has just published her first collection of short stories, Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing, the title story of which was featured in issue #87 of the magazine. Though this is her debut, Lydia’s stories have been receiving wide acclaim for some time now, including one O. Henry Prize, two Pushcarts, and two appearances in Best New American Voices. The collection has already received great notices from Publishers Weekly and Booklist who wrote that Peelle’s “rock-solid prose, surprising connections, and resounding transformations add up to powerful and significant stories of improvised life in a consumed world.” Learn more about Lydia at her Harper Collins author page and pick up a copy of the book here! Kindle users also have the option of downloading individual stories for $1.59 each.
Lydia will be appearing with John Wray and Wells Tower in NYC’s Bryant Park on July 29th as part of their Word for Word series. And if you’re in the Brookline, MA area on August 3rd, be sure to stop in at Brookline Booksmith to see Lydia read from the book. Details for that event are here.