Short stories by Sharon Solwitz.

Sharon Solwitz's collection of stories, Blood and Milk, won the Carl Sandburg Prize from Friends of the Chicago Public Library, the prize for adult fiction from the Society of Midland Authors, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. Awards for her individual stories, published in such magazines asTriQuarterly Mademoiselle , and Ploughshares , include the Pushcart Prize, the Katherine Anne Porter Prize, the Nelson Algren, and first prize from Moment Magazine and the American Literary Review. A story of hers was reprinted in Best American Short Stories 2012 and another was selected for Best American Short Stories 2016 . She teaches fiction at Purdue University and lives in Chicago with her husband, poet Barry Silesky. Her novel Once, in Lourdes is now available from Random House (Spiegel and Grau)

Listing 2 stories.

When a prideful ten-year-old boy visits the ski slopes with his mother and brother, who has cancer, he gets himself into trouble after going off on his own and ignoring his family’s warnings.

When her son is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, a woman on a job in England must find her way home and balance her work in architecture and life with her family in Chicago.