The Way We Live
Stories by Utah Women
Ellen Fagg, editor
Paperback / 224 pages / 1-56085-062-0 / $14.95
Unlike traditional western American stories about men taming the wilderness, The Way We Live offers strong narratives by twelve contemporary women who probe the psychological landscape.In well-crafted sketches of the shifting, heartbreaking nature of love and the complicated, treacherous territory that divides lovers and neighbors, one discovers, as editor Ellen Fagg notes, “suffering in the promised land, and why a woman might stay. Or leave.”
Among the contributors are national-bestselling author Pam Houston, Flannery O’Connor Award recipient Dianne Nelson, Mormon Letters Best Book winner Pauline Mortensen, and nationally-published Katharine Coles and Patricia McConnel.
Ellen Fagg is the editor of The Way We Live: Stories by Utah Women. She was formerly the editor of Salt Lake City magazine, a Deseret News staff reporter, and a founding member of Women in News—a caucus of Utah journalists. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. degree at the University of Iowa.