'Why They Run the Way They Do'

Susan Perabo

Professor and Writer-in-Residence Launches New Book 

Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence Susan Perabo will read from her new book of short fiction, Why They Run the Way They Do, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Whistlestop Bookshop.

Perabo will read, answer questions and sign copies of her new collection of short stories during a special event at the independent bookseller. The book, which features 12 short stories dealing with the triumphs and challenges of daily life, has been praised for being “suffused with astonishing wit and tenderness” (Jenny Offill, New York Times bestselling author of Dept. of Speculation) and employing  “a prose style that's reminiscent of Raymond Carver’s” (The New York Times).

Perabo teaches beginning and advanced workshops in fiction as well as modern and contemporary literature classes that focus heavily on form and technique. She is the author of another collection of short stories, Who I Was Supposed to Be, and a novel, The Broken Places.


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Published February 15, 2016