Rachel King’s linked short story collection, Bratwurst Haven, winner of the 2023 Colorado Book Award, Literary Fiction, explores the vocational and emotional bargains made by diverse, complex, and authentic characters in small-town Colorado. Buy the collection from Annie Bloom’s (signed!), Powell’s (signed!), Bookshop, Barnes&Noble, Amazon, or from your local bookstore.
Kirkus calls the book “an excellent collection that’s likely to appeal to fans of Alice Munro and Tobias Wolff—or to anybody with a taste for emotionally resonant short fiction.”
Rajia Hassib, author of A Pure Heart, calls the collection “an intriguing and tenderly rendered study of this flawed world we call home.”
Wendy J. Fox, author of What If We Were Somewhere Else, says, “In Bratwurst Haven, King uncovers the complicated ways humans connect, and she gives it to us in prose that is as crystal clear as a bright Colorado day.”
Read: One Story interview, WVU Press interview, North American Review interview, coverage in Boulder Weekly, essay on the collection’s “research,” Colorado Review review, CO Sun interview, Foreword Review, interview about King’s favorite books. Watch: KOIN6news, Annie Bloom’s Books, Politics and Prose. Listen: KGNU Radio Bookclub.
Rachel King’s novel, People Along the Sand, centered on the passing of the 1967 Beach Bill, the legislation that made all Oregon beaches public land, is available on Bookshop, Barnes&Noble, Powell’s, or Amazon, or from your local bookstore.
Kirkus calls the novel, “A revealing and contemplative tale about people tied to a wondrous, harsh landscape.”
Kathleen Rooney, author of Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey, says, “Profoundly attuned to the natural environment and its impact on all those who live there, Rachel King’s vivid People Along the Sand takes a lucid and discerning look at how people can belong to a place and whether or not a place can really belong to a person.”
Contact Rachel King at rkingpdx [at] gmail [dot] com.