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Alyson Hagy

Alyson Hagy was raised on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. A graduate of Williams College and the MFA program at the University of Michigan, Hagy is the author of four books of fiction: Madonna On Her Back (Stuart Wright, 1986), Hardware River (Poseidon/Simon & Schuster, 1991), Keeneland (Simon & Schuster, 2000), and Graveyard of the Atlantic (Graywolf, 2000). She currently lives and teaches in Laramie, Wyoming.


Snow, Ashes

Hobbs returned to the unheated room in the machine shed sometime in January. It was long after dark, wind blowing in from the north and west, so Fremont Adams did not hear him come. The dogs yipped their high-ground warnings, however, nudging Adams [...]


I know some fellows who believe fishing is more than recreation and more than a bad habit. I even know a stand-up dozen guys who'd rather drop a line in a mud puddle than play 18 holes at Pebble Beach. Soulmates, those guys. But I've never been one [...]

Where Men Go to Cry

"He had the kind of beauty which defends itself from any caress." Virginia Woolf, The Waves It was the fatigue that introduced them. On the night Linnea took him home, Paul arranged his drawing board in his customary spot near the back wall. [...]