Carol Solomon, a former educator, lives in Maryland with her husband. Love, Loss, & Ghosts was funded by an Artists and Scholars Project Grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland. Her novel Imagining Katherine was designated a Notable Book by the Association of Jewish Libraries. Her short fiction has appeared in Lilith, Persimmon Tree, Little Patuxent Review, Loch Raven Review, Bethesda Magazine, and Jewish Fiction.net.
Title by Carol Westreich Solomon
Love, Loss, & Ghosts
Solomon’s exquisite storytelling grabs our heart and shows how life can be tragic, inspirational, and fulfilling in unexpected ways. In story after story in this haunting collection, Carol Solomon reveals a person who has lost love and found a substitute. Sometimes another person, sometimes self-destructive behavior, sometimes a ghost. Her stories take place in the Maryland suburbs, in a rural Midwest town, in an Orthodox Jewish community—settings that frame her characters’ losses and limit their choices. Her characters, often deeply flawed, surprise us with their capacity to endure. Along with nine new stories, Solomon’s collection features seven previously published stories, including the award-winning story “The Fixer.”