The Night Singers
These thirteen stories by acclaimed writer Valerie Miner explore family and intimacy in ways that are simultaneously surprising and deeply familiar
The complex nature of relationships is at the foreground of this poignant and tender collection. In the opening story, a father’s lonely death causes his children to reconsider their family life. In another tale, a stalwart woman’s fight to save an old olive tree in a rapidly transitioning San Francisco unexpectedly turns into a brutal battle.
Miner’s prose is intensely personal and suffused with warmth. Populated by characters being tested by their own lives, these insightful stories offer readers keenly felt portraits of people in transition.
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- Open Road Integrated Media
“Miner is a writer of reach, audacity, range, uniquely important to understanding our time. . . . A poet of the city, the everyday urban life, she gives us its beat.” —Tillie Olsen
About the author
Valerie Miner is the award-winning author of fourteen books, including novels, short fiction collections, and nonfiction. Miner's work has appeared in the Georgia Review, TriQuarterly, Salmagundi, New Letters, Ploughshares, the Village Voice, Prairie Schooner, the Gettysburg Review, the Times Literary Supplement, the Women's Review of Books, the Nation, and other journals. Her stories and essays have been published in more than sixty anthologies.