The stories in Elear Swanson's Little Houses are full of subtle mystery and nuance--of what we tell each other, and the secrets we keep, how we connect, and fail to connect, how we love, and how we betray those we love. And how there are answers, t anywhere, though looking for them is what keeps us alive. These stories deal with thing less than what it means to be human.
ELEANOR SWANSON's fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of publications including The Missouri Review, Black Warrior Review, High Plains Literary Review, The Denver Quarterly, and The Southern Review. Awards include a Fiction Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship in Literature (fiction). Her first poetry collection, A Thousand Bonds: Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radium, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. A native of Miami, Florida, Swanson now lives in Denver and teaches environmental literature and fiction and poetry workshops at Regis University, where she is a professor in the English Department.