Tara Lynn Masih


Tara Lynn Masih is a National Jewish Book Award Finalist and winner of a Julia Ward Howe Award and a Florida Book Award for her debut novel, My Real Name Is Hanna. Her anthologies include The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction and she founded The Best Small Fictions series. How We Disappear is her second story collection. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida.



Noon to 12:45 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 1
Lives Real and Imagined: Short Stories
with Jen Fawkes, Ru Freeman, Tara Lynn Masih, and moderator Tracy Carr

1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

How We Disappear: Novella & Stories


In How We Disappear, award-winning author Tara Lynn Masih offers readers transporting and compelling stories of those taken, those missing, and those neither here nor gone-runaways, exiles, wanderers, ghosts, even the elusive Dame Agatha Christie. From the remote Siberian taiga to the harsh American frontier, from rural Long Island to postwar Belgium, Masih's characters are diverse in identity and circumstance, defying the burden of erasure by disappearing into or emerging from physical and emotional landscapes. Described as "masterful" and as "striking and resonant" (Publishers Weekly), Masih's fiction, crossing boundaries between historical and contemporary, sparks with awareness that nothing and no one is ever gone for good-and that the wilderness is never quite behind us.


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