The Girl from Recoleta and Other Stories of Love

The Girl from Recoleta

This new collection of ten short stories by Jefferson Flanders addresses love in all its forms.

A country song stirs memories of an Indian Summer love affair. Red Sox baseball becomes the emotional connection between a son and his Alzheimer’s-afflicted father. High school sweethearts meet by chance at Penn Central twenty years after their break-up. A psychic reading in San Francisco takes an unexpected turn. Lovers struggle with ghosts from a violent past.

These evocative stories explore memory, desire, passion, and loss; they illuminate not only the stark realities of life, but also delve into the mysteries of the human heart.

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Café Carolina and Other Stories

Stories in the American Grain

Written over a span of three decades, these twelve short stories by Jefferson Flanders explore themes of memory, family, faith, and love against a distinctly American landscape.

Cafe Carolina

Café Carolina and Other Stories introduces the reader to the varied worlds of its memorable characters.

A waitress in a small-town restaurant invents a romantic backstory for the secretive couple in the last booth. A burnt-out relief worker returns from Africa to find himself drawn to the New England landscape of his childhood. A retired military aviator clashes over Cold War politics with the guests at a Princeton dinner party. A preacher’s son visits Jerusalem on a pilgrimage that his father hopes will revive his faith.

With humor and compassion these stories address the simple joys and complex challenges of life at century’s turn.

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