I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like: New and Selected Stories (Hardcover)

New and Selected Stories

By Noy Holland

Counterpoint LLC, 9781619028463, 400pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2017



Noy Holland is one of America's great writers, and each of her previous collections has been greeted with wide acclaim. Critics have praised her exquisite prose, her exuberant characters, and the exhilarating tension of her tales.

Following the wonderful reception of her first novel, Bird, which Counterpoint published last year, we are proud to offer a gathering of 44 stories, 14 from her previous collections and 30 never before published in book form.

About the Author

Noy Holland is the author of Bird: A Novel as well as three story collections, Swim for the Little One First, What Begins with Bird, and The Spectacle of the Body. Recipient of fellowships from the NEA, the MacDowell Colony and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, she teaches writing in the graduate program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.