Ashley Wurzbacher on Thacker Mountain Radio with HAPPY LIKE THIS

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:00pm

The characters in Happy Like This are smart girls and professional women—social scientists, linguists, speech therapists, plant physiologists, dancers—who search for happiness in roles and relationships that are often unscripted or unconventional. In the midst of their ambivalence about marriage, monogamy, and motherhood and their struggles to accept and love their bodies, they look to other women for solidarity, stability, and validation. Sometimes they find it; sometimes they don’t. Spanning a wide range of distinct perspectives, voices, styles, and settings, the ten shimmering stories in Happy Like This offer deeply felt, often humorous meditations on the complexity of choice and the ambiguity of happiness.

About the Author
Ashley Wurzbacher’s writing has appeared in the Iowa ReviewKenyon Review OnlinePrairie SchoonerCincinnati ReviewColorado ReviewGettysburg ReviewAlaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and teaches creative writing at the University of Montevallo.

Event address: 

Off Square Books
129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
Happy Like This (Iowa Short Fiction Award) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609386832
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Of Iowa Press - October 15th, 2019