Heather Slomski recently published her debut book, "The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons."
The back room of Zandbroz Variety in Fargo, N.D., was filled to capacity as members of the community gathered to celebrate Slomski, instructor of English, and the release of her new book.
As a recipient of the 2014 Iowa Short Fiction Award, Slomski had the opportunity to publish “The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons” through the University of Iowa Press.
“Slomski writes with a keen eye for relationships, the desires that pull us together, and the betrayals that push us apart,” the UI Press wrote in its announcement of the award winners.
Slomski’s debut is comprised of a collection of short stories about love in many forms.
The title story, which she read aloud for those in attendance Sept. 12, depicts a group of four individuals at dinner, the complications of their relationships weighing heavily on the conversation and direction of the evening’s events.
“There are many different kinds of love that are lost throughout the book,” Slomski said after the reading.
Slomski’s tour includes stops in Minneapolis, Chicago and Louisville.
“The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons” is available for purchase in the Cobber Bookstore.
Learn more about Heather Slomski and her work.
Photo credit: Dr. Vincent Reusch