By Bonnie Jo Campbell
W.W. Norton, October 5, 2015

In her much anticipated short story collection, National Book Award finalist Bonnie Jo Campbell shares the stories of normal women who are pushed, for good and bad, to their breaking point. Yet the beauty is in how real and relatable these women are – they feel like they could be any of us, and their individual trials feel, on the balance, not so very distant or unimaginable. Most exciting to see, perhaps, is the wonderful range Bonnie displays—in circumstance, in voice, and in the psychological make-up of these women.


Selected Praise

“The fierce women in the gorgeously ragged stories of Bonnie Jo Campbell's Mothers, Tell Your Daughters, are like rusted razor blades―damaged but still sharp enough to draw blood. With each of these brilliant and unforgettable stories, Campbell solidifies her place as one of the finest writers of contemporary fiction.”
—Roxane Gay


About the Author

Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of three previous books of fiction including American Salvage, a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.


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