TBR: Allison Amend’s STATIONS WEST

This new interview with fiction writer Allison Amend gives us advance notice about what promises to be one of next spring’s most interesting reads: Amend’s forthcoming debut novel, Stations West, “an historical novel relating the lives of four generations of Jewish immigrants in Oklahoma in the mid-19th Century” that is loosely based on Amend’s own ancestors. Stations West will be published by the Yellow Shoe Fiction imprint at Louisiana State University Press.

I’m really sorry that I missed the story (published in the remarkable One Story) that apparently provided the seed for the novel. But one of the things I love about One Story is its custom of interviewing authors about their published pieces, and you can learn more about the history behind “Stations West,” the story in another interview with the author.