My Father’s Tooth

Jane Marcellus My shoes are wrong. Mother brings it up in the rental car after she and Joanna pick me up at the airport and we are heading onto I-40 to go to the funeral home. We are late. I was supposed to get here last night but there was a fluke spring snowstorm in … Continue reading My Father’s Tooth

Wabash Prize for Nonfiction 2013 Sneak Peek!

Here’s a little taste of Richard Froude’s winning essay, “Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead.” “The truth is I have not been sleeping well. My wife and I are expecting our first child in three month’s time. For the first fifteen weeks I was convinced that both she and the baby were going … Continue reading Wabash Prize for Nonfiction 2013 Sneak Peek!


BY REBECCA EPSTEIN The house where I grow up is an expansive split-level with slippery wooden staircases and rooms that seem too large and too chilly. The house is built on what was once the inner slope of a ravine, now a steep street that winds back and forth and downwards in the same places … Continue reading THE FUN RIDE