Fifteen down-home stories featuring resolute women. One woman's surprise gift for her church produces an unexpected result, another woman gets advance warning of an ice storm, another gets down and dirty at the grocery store, another finds a mystery in library books. Add a few mules, a pig in panties, a kiddie beauty pageant, an escaped convict, a Thanksgiving gone wrong, a couple of unexpected Christmas celebrations, a wannabe best-selling author, and a jar of ashes-and you have MIRACLE OF THE CONCRETE JESUS AND OTHER STORIES. Recycled from previous publication in e-books and print, these (mostly) prize-winning stories are "Miracle of the Concrete Jesus," "Angel on Ice," "Down and Dirty," "The Mystery of Emmaline Carter," "Insult to Injury," "Fixing the Blame," "Eye of the Beholder," "Query Letter From Helen," "The Girl Who Raced Mules," "Chosen Child," "Burning Bridges," "You Ain't Buck Nekkid," "The Best 'Un Yet," "Phoenix Rising," and "Rat-Killing."
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)|
About the Author
Becky Mushko, a retired teacher who lives in rural Virginia, is a three-time winner of the Sherwood Anderson Short Story Contest and a five-time winner of the Lonesome Pine Short Story Contest. She has been writing Appalachian stories since the mid-1990s. Her work appears in in A CUP OF COMFORT FOR WRITERS, Vols. II & III of ANTHOLOGY OF APPALACHIAN WRITERS, IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT, REFLECTIONS FROM SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, and many other publications. She has self-published two novels, THEM THAT GO and PATCHES ON THE SAME QUILT in both print and e-book versions. FERRADIDDLEDUMDAY (her Appalachian retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin tale) and her middle-grade novel STUCK were both published by Cedar Creek Publishing. Visit her website, beckymushko.com.