The Necklace and Other Stories
About the Book
Nine short stories about American life, unrequited love, familial distrust, and unfair parental control, and a novella where cultures clash and humans survive with caring and selflessness overcoming the default of violence and destruction. Each story rich with unique characters proving they have the will to survive life's most difficult obstacles, and discover their own capabilities to affect their own destinies.
About the Author
William H. Coles is an award-winning author of The Surgeon's Wife, The Spirit of Want, Facing Grace with Gloria and Other Stories, Story in Literary Fiction; A Manual for Writers, and Literary Story as an Art Form: A Text for Writers. His books and stories have won or been finalists in The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, The William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, The SEAK Competition, and the Sandhill Writers Competition. He created a website for writers that features essays, interviews, stories, a workshop, and recommendations for reading and study. He is a former ophthalmic trauma surgeon, Department Chairman, and Regent for the American College of Surgeons. Presently he lives and writes in Salt Lake City, Utah.