Jewelry Box (Paperback)

A Collection of Histories (American Readers #21)

By Aurelie Sheehan

BOA Editions, 9781938160240, 123pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

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Description

The sixty-eight short works in this collection (some only a paragraph, others a few pages) straddle memoir and fiction, exploring the nuances of sexuality, motherhood, love, and ambition. Like Lydia Davis, Aurelie Sheehan's stories are potent miniatures that blossom out from seemingly insignificant encounters and objects. Jewelry Box is a collection of intimate renderings of the life that surrounds us, just under the surface.

Aurelie Sheehan is author of two novels, History Lesson for Girls and The Anxiety of Everyday Objects, and the story collection Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant. She teaches in the MFA program at the University of Arizona in Tucson.



About the Author

Aurelie Sheehan is the author of two novels, History Lesson for Girls (Viking Penguin, 2006) and The Anxiety of Everyday Objects (Penguin Books, 2004), as well as a short story collection, Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant (Dalkey Archive Press, 1994). Her work has been widely published in venues including Alaska Quarterly, Conjunctions, Epoch, Fairy Tale Review, Fence, New England Review, The New York Times, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review. She has received a Pushcart Prize, a Camargo Fellowship, the Jack Kerouac Literary Award, and an Artists Projects Award from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Sheehan teaches in the MFA program at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she lives with her husband and daughter.