Curbside Splendor authors Halle Butler and Susan Hope Lanier are making a stop in Cleveland, Ohio at Guide to Kulchur bookstore! Come out to see Butler read from her upcoming novel Jillian and Lanier from her short story collection, The Game We Play.
In Jillian, recent college graduate Megan is working a meaningless job as a gastroenterologist's secretary and openly hates all of her friends for being happy and successful. She makes herself feel better by obsessively critiquing the behavior of her coworker, Jillian, a rapid cycling, grotesque optimist, whose downfall is precipitated by the purchase of a dog.
In The Games We Play, Lanier crafts ten riveting, emotionally complex stories that examine the decisions we make when our choices are few and courage is costly. A young couple faces disease and commitment with the same sharp fear, a neglected woman battles her worsening condition of a very real invisibility, and a father makes a split-second decision that puts his child's life at risk.