Helen on 86th Street and Other Stories (Paperback)

By Wendi Kaufman

Stillhouse Press, 9780990516903, 198pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2014



(Fiction) In HELEN ON 86TH STREET AND OTHER STORIES, girls grow into women and women become wise in portraits filled with biting humor and small but hard-earned victories. One girl makes a burnt offering of letters written to her wayward father, while another struggles to leave her dying father and face adult life. Women navigate the rocky shoals of adultery, illness, and infertility as they make their way in an unsteady world, where the heart is easily betrayed and loyalty is rarely a straightforward matter.