Welcome, Anybody by Jen McConnell


Welcome, Anybody by Jen McConnell


8.5 x 5.5 paperback, 144 pages

ISBN 978-1-935708-49-0

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Praise for Welcome, Anybody

Welcome, Anybody exquisitely distills the emotional landscape of ordinary people. The life in these stories is remarkable. A true gem of a collection from a writer with real heart.” 

— Rebecca Rasmussen, author of The Bird Sisters

“The characters in these stories stand absolutely still in the middle of their lives while the world spins around them, chaotically and often dangerously. There is an intensity of vision here—both riveting and haunting—that will remind you of Carver's stories, but the territory McConnell has staked out is unquestionably her own.” 

— Lewis Buzbee, author of TheYellow-Lighted Bookshop

“The luminous, compelling stories of Welcome, Anybody capture our yearning for connection; McConnell illuminates those rare moments in life we find both fleeting and transformative with the eye of a master jeweler.” 

— Tara Ison, author of The List


About the Author

A native Californian, JEN MCCONNELL began her writing life in San Francisco in 1996. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Vermont. She has published numerous stories in literary journals and anthologies. Jen currently makes her home on the Lake Erie shore, with her husband, child, and pug. She supports her writing habit by working in non-profit marketing and communications. Her website is www.jenmcconnell.com.