Molly Giles is the author of three award-winning story collections, Rough Translations, Creek Walk, and Bothered, and a novel, Iron Shoes. Previous awards include the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the Small Press Short Fiction Award, the Boston Globe Award, the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award, two Pushcart Prizes, and an NEA grant.
“The stories in All the Wrong Places slyly tap into our deepest human longing for love and connection, while never failing to surprise and entertain so much so that tears of laughter, recognition and sorrow commingle and are impossible to distinguish. This collection is simply a miracle.”–Barbara Graham
“The people in All the Wrong Places might be in the wrong place–Ireland, Hawaii, an artist’s studio, the Grubbs’ trailer–but Giles’ book is the perfect place for any connoisseur of stories to be.”–Pamela Painter
“These stories are electric. Wickedly funny, they unfold at a breakneck pace, whisking the reader through surprise, delight, delicious alarm. Molly Giles can do in three pages what other writers do in three hundred. These are characters, and stories, with sharp edges, soft underbellies, and a glint in their eye.”–Caitlin Horrocks