Beautifully rendered, the stories in 'Rain Check' could well be the footprints and photographs of our own lives if we'd have taken risks as daring as Noe's characters. Each misstep, triumph and regret rings true. Reading these stories is like being a lucky voyeur who happens upon an artist with brush in hand, nearing the finishing touch of their masterpiece. Nothing is more potent than prose that lifts off the page and lands, like a well-placed bullet or caress, on the heart, and that's precisely what Noe has done here. ~ Len Kuntz, author of 'Dark Sunshine' and 'I'm Not Supposed to be Here and Neither Are You' The tiny, potent stories that make up this debut by Levi Andrew Noe both surprise and delight. There's wisdom in these pages, but also humor, tenderness, and magic. 'Rain Check' is a terrific read from a young author to watch. ~ Kathy Fish, author of 'Wild Life', 'Rift' and 'Together We Can Bury It'