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Elise Juska


Elise Juska

Elise Juska's fiction and nonfiction have appeared in PloughsharesThe Gettysburg Review, Good Housekeeping, The Hudson Review, Harvard Review, and many other journals and magazines. Her story "The Way I Saw the World Then" was published in The Missouri Review and cited by THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2010. She is currently the director of the undergraduate Creative Writing program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Photo Credit: Dan Bernstein

Books by Elise Juska

by Elise Juska - Fiction, Women's Fiction

When John Blessing dies and leaves behind two small children, the loss reverberates across his extended family for years to come. His young widow, Lauren, finds solace in her large clan of in-laws, while his brother's wife Kate pursues motherhood even at the expense of her marriage. Through departures and arrivals, weddings and reunions, THE BLESSINGS reveals the interior worlds of the members of a close-knit Irish-Catholic family and the rituals that unite them.