“Lily Harp is a masterpiece of atmosphere and mood, of jasmine blooms and mangrove roots. Barton knows her characters like she knows Florida’s Gulf Coast, which is to say deeply.”
—David James Poissant, author of The Heaven of Animals, Florida Book Award Silver Medal
“From the sweltering Florida mangroves to the dust storms of Oklahoma, Stacy Barton sculpts imagery and molds characters who traverse the complex terrain of the human heart.”
—Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Me
“The disarming beauty of Surviving Nashville can be, at times, quite
breathtaking. Here is the art of few words and powerful resonance. Stacy Barton’s brilliant collection will haunt you. It’s courageous, honest, and smart.”
—John Dufresne, multiple winner of New York Times Notable Books Award and TED Talk Speaker
“Stacy Barton weighs the newly won freedom of the empty nest against the profound guilt of letting go…the results are equal parts awe and heartbreak.”
—Richard Peabody, editor Gargoyle Magazine
Honey’s Babba is sick. And she’s losing her hair. But this day is a good day; they go hunting in the park.
Florida Hospital & Disney Cancer Institute partnered with Stacy Barton to create the questions about illness in the back of this book; the book was included in their “cancer resource kit” for six years.