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There Is No Long Distance Now

Very Short Stories

Naomi Shihab Nye


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In these forty life-altering, life-affirming, and extremely short short stories, the award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye proposes that no matter how great the divide between friends, siblings, life and death, classmates, enemies, happiness and misery, war and peace, breakfast and lunch, parent and child, country and city, there is, in fact, no long distance. Not anymore.

Praise For There Is No Long Distance Now: Very Short Stories

“Nye’s work opens readers’ eyes to new worlds and experiences and does it with thoughtful simplicity.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Greenwillow Books, 9780062019653, 208pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2011

About the Author

Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet and anthologist and the acclaimed author of Habibi: A Novel and Sitti's Secrets, a picture book, which was based on her own experiences visiting her beloved Sitti in Palestine. Her book 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has taught writing and worked in schools all over the world, including in Muscat, Oman. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.