Short stories by John Rolfe Gardiner

John Rolfe Gardiner was born in New York City in 1936. He grew up in the Washington D.C. suburbs of Northern Virginia during World War II. Educated at the Friends School in Washington and Amherst College, he graduated with a B.A. degree in English. He served in England in the Army Security Agency, then worked as a reporter and editor at Broadcasting and Television magazines in New York and Washington. Gardiner’s first novel, Great Dream From Heaven for which he was named a member of the Mark Twain Society, was published in 1974. An early recipient of a National Endowment writer’s grant and a winner of the Lila Wallace award for fiction, he is the author of six novels and three story collections, his stories have appeared in The New Yorker, American Scholar, American Short Fiction, Ontario Review, Oxford American, O Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize volume and many other periodicals and anthologies.

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During the height of World War II bombings in London, a group of British school boys are sent across the Atlantic to a Canadian boarding school. When one of the boys goes missing from the ship, the school attempts to uncover what really happened during the voyage overseas.