Jacquelin Gorman

Selected Works

Fiction, Collection of Short Stories
Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. A moving collection of stories about damaged lives and how the living cope with the dying
Magazine Article
Memoir
During her siege of blindness, Gorman finds innocence and courage in her brother's brief, tragic life--and a pure, unquestioning love that illuminates her darkness with the healing, eternal light of love.
Published Stories

Welcome

Thank you so much for visiting my page and for your interest in my work. My latest book, The Viewing Room, is spotlighted below and is available on Amazon. I am honored that The Viewing Room is the winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

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Praise for The Viewing Room


"An unforgettable story collection, which is triumphantly life-affirming. I hope it finds the wide audience it deserves."
—Wally Lamb, Author of We Are Water

“Vivid, powerful, and disturbing stories, exhibiting a deep caring about the preciousness of life. Brave and honest, these stories whisper to the reader, "Take care, take care."
—Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Adam & Eve

“I have never read anything at all like this stark and brilliant book. I feel changed and enlarged by these extraordinary characters, their dire situations, and life stories.”
—Lee Smith, author of Fair and Tender Ladies

"Gorman's nine, hard-hitting linked stories feature loss, forgiveness, grace, and compassion fatigue as recurrent themes."
—Tony Miksanek, Booklist

"Gorman navigates these emotionally intense situations and has written vibrant stories providing insight into life's
bleakest moments."
—Publishers Weekly

"A short and quick read, it will linger in a reader's mind for far longer. Painful as it is freeing."
—Bailey Tulloch, Sacramento Book Review

"A heart-carving collection…gorgeously written, and offers us moments of redemption and resolution."
—Rick Koster, The Day

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