Fidelities by Valerie NiemanFidelities by Valerie Nieman


byValerie Nieman

Paperback | September 21, 2004

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Fidelities is the first collection of eighteen short stories to be published by this multi-faceted author. The stories in Fidelities, which are mostly set in West Virginia, are both heartrending and beautiful. Nieman published her first novel, Neena Gathering, a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel, in 1988. She has also published two poetry chapbooks, Slipping out of Old Eve and How We Live. Her second fictional work, Survivors, was published in 2000.

Valerie Nieman attended Jamestown Community College in her hometown in western New York for only a year before enrolling at West Virginia University where she completed a BS in journalism. After graduation she stayed in her adopted state working as a full-time journalist while pursuing her own writing career. After leaving her imprint ...
Title:FidelitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:September 21, 2004Publisher:West Virginia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0937058947

ISBN - 13:9780937058947

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Table of Contents

  • Worth
  • Delivering the Message
  • Something Like Delilah
  • Himself
  • Knockdown
  • Where Happiness is Expected
  • Flesh and Blood
  • Be an Angel
  • Westgate
  • May Apple
  • Learning to Draw with Perspective
  • Edges
  • Act of Grace
  • Pas de Deux
  • Housecleaning
  • Trout
  • Control
  • Crunch

Editorial Reviews

"Nieman's creation of each character and her evocation of time and place are unique... [her characters] are so real that I feel I know them all."
Elizabeth Seydel Morgan, author On Long Mountain

"No matter where you open Fidelities. . . it's full of intriguing people [and] interesting puzzles that leave the reader wondering about their complexities long after reading it."
Jennifer Lynch, Graffiti