Patches on the Same Quilt

Patches on the Same Quilt

by Becky Mushko
Patches on the Same Quilt

Patches on the Same Quilt

by Becky Mushko


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PATCHES ON THE SAME QUILT is a series of related stories told by members of six generations of a Franklin County, Virginia, family. A young boy's wish for a horse changes not only the direction of his own life but also the lives of his children, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter. As his grandmother, the quilt-maker Gillie Anne, says, "We might not be cut from the same cloth, but we're all patches on the same quilt." Each character's story adds a patch to the pattern of interconnected lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499616088
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/20/2014
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Prior to retiring to Franklin County, VA, Becky Mushko taught English at the middle school, high school, and college levels. She also served as the 2006-07 writer-in-residence for Roanoke (VA) County Schools.

From 1994 until 2005, she wrote for BLUE RIDGE TRADITIONS. Her humor column, "Peevish Advice," ran for ten years, first in BRT and later in the SMITH MOUNTAIN EAGLE. Her work appears in A CUP OF COMFORT FOR WRITERS, IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT, and Volumes II and III of ANTHOLOGY OF APPALACHIAN WRITERS.

She's a 1997 Pushcart Prize nominee, a three-time winner of the Sherwood Anderson Short Story Contest, a five-time winner of the Lonesome Pine Short Story Contest, and a two-time category winner in the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (1996 "Worst Western" and 2008 "Vile Pun").Her first novel, PATCHES ON THE SAME QUILT, won the 2001 Smith Mountain Arts Council Fiction Award and is available as a Kindle ebook. Cedar Creek Publishing published her folktale FERRADIDDLEDUMDAY (2010) and her middle-grade novel STUCK (2011).

Print collections of her columns and stories include PEEVISH ADVICE, MORE PEEVISH ADVICE, THE GIRL WHO RACED MULES & OTHER STORIES, and WHERE THERE'S A WILL. Kindle editions of her story collections include MIRACLE OF THE CONCRETE JESUS & OTHER STORIES, THE BEST 'UN YET, REST IN PEACE, and OVER COFFEE.
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