The Heart of It All

Set in a failing small town in central Ohio, this excerpt from Christian Kiefer's new novel from Melville House The Heart of It All asks how one manages, in an America of increasing division, to find a sense of family and community. Available September 12, 2023. 

2023-09-15T20:19:05-04:00September 10, 2023|


"The jukebox at Pizza King didn’t bump any songs past / 1978 but we fed it quarters anyway"

2022-04-15T16:49:28-04:00April 28, 2021|

Ode to Olcott

Olcott, New York—"The French Riviera of Lake Ontario"—has sunk and rebounded in a way so minor, yet major enough to feel like a triumph.

2022-04-15T16:47:45-04:00April 7, 2021|