Janyce Stefan-Cole

Re-issued December, 2017

Edition Bibliotekos


Villard Books

BEING HUMAN: CALL OF THE WILD Edited by Gregory F. Tague

Including, Janyce Stefan-Cole's “Conversation with a Tree,” Ecolit prize winner, Knock Literary Magazine.
Many of these stories explore the lines cast under the surface of creation, characters looking for a nibble of understanding to make better sense of their place in an evolving world. Twelve authors, fifteen stories.

REVIEWS:

"Being Human wonders in the mysterious, and often whimsical, play of humanity as it interacts with, and seeks solace and identification in, nature."
-Ian S. Maloney, Ph.D, author of Melville's Monumental Imagination
"Obsession, aggression, denial, epiphany, qualms of conscience, a touch of magic realism; in these finely crafted stories ordinary people face unforeseen sides of themselves that range from brutal to compassionate to comic."
-Mindy Lewis author of Life Inside: A Memoir


Janyce Stefan-Cole introduces "Conversation with a Tree":
"I wanted to create a character tuned in to something more, not immune to the enduring chaos of the human spirit, which, I think, lives alongside our so-called civilized selves, and which calls to something untamed, perhaps a little wild, a little dangerous, but that if heard lifts us out of our usual habits, perceptions and presumptions."




The Boston Globe bestselling Anthology,
DICK FOR A DAY Edited by Fiona Giles

(Girls? What would you do if you had one?)

"Like Janyce Stefan-Cole, many of the women writing here imagine that merely possessing male genitals would make them unable to resist sexual urges for women ("They were beautiful; even the plain ones held hope and destiny between their legs.")."-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


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NOVELS
"If you’re a fan of cross-genre tales with memorable characters, The Detective’s Garden: A Love Story and Medication on Murder will be a satisfying read." -New Pages
"Janyce Stefan-Cole has laced her witty, melancholy tale with Chandleresque bit players.” -John Turturro

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