University of Alaska PRESS

Book Detail

Book Cover

In the Quiet Season and Other Stories

by Amore, Martha

101 p., 6 x 9

Format: Paper

Price: $16.95


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 dreams.

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.

—Anchorage Press

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.

Back to Top