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“Jen Michalski’s second novel is an intense emotional commitment, but a worthwhile one.” – Ploughshares


“Jen is an astonishingly sensitive writer.” – HTML Giant


“Jen Michalski excels in subtlety that is made possible by her nuanced understanding of voice.” – The Rumpus


“Jen is a writerly heavyweight.” – Nate Brown, American Short Fiction


“We’re lucky to have Michalski before the rest of the world discovers her. But they will.” – Baltimore City Paper

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The Sunday Rumpus Book Review of From Here

So excited to see From Here reviewed by Heather Partington in this past Sunday's Rumpus Book Review! I have been such a fan of the site for the last five years (even while writing for its semi-competitor, The Nervous Breakdown), and it's a dream come true to see my name on the site (with such kind words from Partington, to boot):
Many authors’ stories blend together across a collection; they struggle to convey a unique voice in each piece. Not so with Jen Michalski’s From Here. Though her characters share common experiences—dashed hopes, disappointments, misunderstanding by loved ones—the voice in each story of From Here is fresh and specific.
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Jen Michalski excels in subtlety that is made possible by her nuanced understanding of voice.
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