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Jen Michalski

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You'll Be Fine (2021; NineStar Press)




"An enjoyable story about an adult trying to grow up"
Kirkus Reviews

Selected, "Best Books We Read This Year (2021)”— Independent Book Review

Coming Soon

The Company of Strangers
(2022; Braddock Avenue Books)

In the Woods

Music on my iPod while I'm working in the cabin: Bonnie Prince Billy, The Carter Family, Ray La Montagne, Chet Atkins, Ella Fitzgerald, Ryan Adams.

There is a huge spider in the bathtub. I expected some bugs in the cabin, but this is a rather large, forked-looking one. I can even see the stripes on its legs. I hope it’s gone back down the tub drain when I get home from dinner, because I’d really like to take a bath. I think they are seeking revenge because of all the spiderwebs I knocked down on the trail today.

I can see the mountains from my desk. They're just beyond the trees of the deck. The deck is rather large and I feel lonely standing on it, so I don't stand on it often. I would even share it with one of those black bears that supposedly roam the property, the berry-eating, vegetarian ones.

I think.