These stories get a grip on you and don't let you go. You may be bruised, but you'll want to read more. Lisberger's imagination is dark and penetrating, fiercely balanced. Her characters often have been beaten down but refuse to give up the things that make them, finally, who they really are: They will not let the bastards grind them down, to paraphrase one of these stories. But these people are not merely survivors. Their quiet, grim, and private triumphs are what Lisberger understands and celebrates. --Brad Watson, author of The Heaven of Mercury
Like the best of Anne Tyler, Jody Lisberger's stories mine the complicated private truths of seemingly comfortable American families with compassion, insight, and, above all, fearless honesty. Husbands and wives, parents and children, friends and lovers: they are all there in these pages, rendered with precision and loving care. Graceful and seductive, spare in their telling yet unstintingly powerful in their impact, these stories will stay with you long after you've turned the last page. --Joan Leegant, author of An Hour in Paradise
Jody Lisberger gives us love stories for grown-ups--sharply written tales that reveal the emotional trapdoors, unexpected complexities, humor, cruelty, and resiliency of mature love. Remember Love is an artful, uncompromising, and moving exploration of human desire. --K. L. Cook, author of The Girl from Charnelle
About the Author
Jody Lisberger's prize-winning fiction has appeared in Confrontation, Fugue, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Louisville Review, and Thema. She is on the faculty of the brief-residency MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University, in Louisville, Kentucky. She also teaches in the Women's Studies Program at the University of Rhode Island, where she specializes in courses on feminist theory and postcolonial literature. Originally trained as an anthropologist, she received her PhD in English at Boston University, where she was a University Fellow. She also has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. She has taught at Holy Cross, Tufts University, Harvard University, and Brown University. She now lives in Rhode Island.