Cathy Eaton's first collection of stories investigates the lives of ordinary individuals: a mother awaiting the return of her son deployed to Iraq, a jilted wife, a teen addicted to gamboling, an... More > alcoholic vet, aging parents, teen rivals lost in the wilderness, a farm wife displaced from her dairy, and a WW II pilot whose plane explodes. In a modern day version of Snow White, the dwarfs can't stand the princess.
“There’s no telling when joy or sorrow will be found, but they lead up to the same thing. ‘Raggedy Slippers’ is not celebration nor is it tragedy. It’s simply life; unrefined, uninhibited.”
John McCormack – Review in Avery: An Anthology of New Fiction
Lead story, "Raggedy Slipper," nominated for 2012 Pushcart Prize.< Less