Barn Stories is a collection of creative nonfiction stories drawn from the author’s fifteen years managing a horse boarding business on a farm in upstate New York. The stories chronicle her experiences with a struggling business and a cast of intriguing characters – both animal and human – whose lives intersect under the gable roof of a two-hundred-year-old barn. Barn Stories is strongly about place, and about the place barns hold in our individual and collective memories. A place we all, in our way, want to belong to.
About the Author
Mary Cuffe Perez, Galway, New York, is author of four books, Barn Stories, a collection of creative non-fiction, published in 2017 by North Country Books, a novel-in-verse, Nothing by Name (Shaggy Dog Press, 2012, a poetry collection, The Woman of Too Many Days (Calyx Press, 2000) and a children’s novel, Skylar (Penguin, 2008). She has written feature articles for Adirondack Life, The Conservationist, Yankee, Northern Woodlands and other magazines. She has published poems and short stories in numerous literary journals and in 2013 published a booklet of memoirs of nursing home residents, entitled What We Keep: Life Stories from Maplewood Manor (The Village Press), funded through a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.