Stormy Weather & Other Stories
These stories, written over the course of Lisa Alther's career, are set in the three places that have meant the most to her. The first five stories reflect Alther's early years growing up in the Southern mountains. Four stories are set in Vermont in the milieu that shaped her as a young adult. The final three stories are set in New York City, where her characters, unmoored by nature or by tight-knit communities of like-minded friends, search for meaning within the privacy of their own souls.