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Small Marvels

Stories

by Scott Russell Sanders

Published by: Indiana University Press

176 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.45 in

This book can be purchased from this website 60 days before the publish date

  • Paperback
  • 9780253061997
  • Published: June 2022

$25.00

This book can be purchased from this website 60 days before the publish date

  • eBook
  • 9780253062017
  • Published: June 2022

$24.99

This book can be purchased from this website 60 days before the publish date

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253061980
  • Published: June 2022

$65.00

In Limestone, Indiana, an obscure midwestern town that rarely appears on maps (cartographers tend to disagree on its location), peculiar things happen, often in the vicinity of a jack-of-all-trades named Gordon Mills. Centaurs and nymphs take shelter in a local cave, warm snow falls on the Fourth of July, and the Northern Lights shine down on the municipal dump.

Gordon, a maintenance man for the city, takes such events in stride. After all, he has a knack for finding delight in nearly any situation. When he's not working, he is home with his wife, a formidable woman named Mabel, along with their four children, Mabel's parents, and his widowed mother—nine souls packed into an old house that falls apart as fast as Gordon can fix it. Yet, Gordon's greatest marvel is the tumultuous love he and Mabel have nurtured for a quarter of a century.

Small Marvels, reminiscent of The House in the Cerulean Sea, is a novel-in-stories that will leave you smiling at a happy marriage in a bursting house in a very unusual town.