Hat tip, Cara Modisett.
In his new short story collection, “Finding Grace,” Kurt Rheinheimer probes the worlds of childhood and family, portraying a family history from many points in time and points-of-view. His portrayals of relationships and how they shape lives are heartfelt; his writing is evocative.
Press 53 founding editor and publisher Kevin Watson says, “There is a raw honesty in Kurt Rheinheimer’s stories. The people in them, young and old, lay bare the emotions that drive them and the desires that fuel their dreams. I often found myself seemingly out-of-body, walking with the characters in these stories.”
Kurt Rheinheimer’s short stories have appeared in more than 60 periodicals, ranging from Redbook and Playgirl to Michigan Quarterly Review and Glimmer Train. His first story collection, Little Criminals (Eastern Washington University Press, 2005), won the Spokane Prize for Fiction. It was reviewed favorably in The New York Times Review of Books and was a finalist for Virginia Fiction Book of the Year in 2006.
Kurt Rheinheimer lives in Roanoke, Virginia, where he is editor in chief of the regional magazine Blue Ridge Country, covering the southern Appalachians since 1988, and The Roanoker magazine, among other publications.