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WomanofthYear_lg Karen Richard

GusGus Press
164 pp. ● 4.37×7
$9.95 (pb) ● $4.95 (eb)
ISBN 978-1-943837-34-2 (pb)
● 978-1-943837-35-9 (eb)

FICTION – Short Stories
FICTION – Lesbian

About the Books

In each month of 2015, Karen Richard wrote a story that focuses on an event during that month that impacts the life of an ordinary woman in an extraordinary way. Follow the months as a woman helps a young woman into an abortion clinic, tells of her first kiss, finds a stray puppy, deals with the aftermath of a hate crime, follows a dead body action plan, selects the perfect companion, helps give the last wish of a dying Vietnam War veteran. Women of the Year deftly weaves together humor and poignant observation with pointed social and political commentary through the lives of ordinary women just trying to make sense of the world they live in.


“A poignant collection of well-told, intertwining stories showing the many faces and varieties of love. Absolutely delightful.” — Rainbow Awards judge


gcls logo (Clear) GCLS Awards
2017 Anthology/Collections (Fiction)
honorablemention-sm 2016 Rainbow Awards
Honorable Mention
Anthology/Collection/General Contemporary Fiction