In the Quiet Season and Other Stories explores
the human landscape of Alaska.
While the stories take place in modern day
towns, each is laced with a timelessness
that comes from their roots in
ageless issues: broken trust and heartbreak,
hope and rebirth. The expansive
Alaska landscape infuses the stories
with a unique chill, as tears freeze on
eyelashes and mountain ranges form
the backdrop for breakups. Although
the people in Amore’s stories know how
to survive Alaska’s cold terrain, these
characters stumble when trying to navigate
through their own lives and lost
Amore’s slim volume of short stories feels perfectly conceived with a tense melancholy throughout. Each tale features finely observed details about the Alaskan setting — from lakes to mountain ranges to the wildlife throughout.
Martha Amore teaches in the English Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
She is the author of Weathered Edge: Three Alaskan Novellas and coeditor of Building Fires in
the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry.