Timothy Schaffert

Timothy Schaffert is the editor-in-chief of The Reader, Omaha's (Nebraska) alternative newsweekly. His work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Greensboro Review, and other literary journals.

Timothy Schaffert

Books by Timothy Schaffert

by Timothy Schaffert - Fiction, Historical Fiction

The 1898 Omaha World’s Fair has just concluded. In a small Nebraska town, a Civil War balloon formerly on display at the Fair lands on the home of two elderly sisters. The pilot is Ferret Skerritt, a young ventriloquist. In THE SWAN GONDOLA, Ferret tells the sisters the story of his romance with an actress who worked at the Chamber of Horrors, and of the wealthy magnate who tried to insinuate himself into their affair.