Liz Prato

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"Liz Prato’s characters blaze
with humanity, sensuality, and hope." 
 
—Dylan Landis, author of Rainey Royal

 

 

"Baby's on Fire is a lamentation brimming with wit, candor, and the eternal possibility of mercy."—Steve Almond, author of God Bless America

 “Liz Prato’s stories are funny and warm as can be, so even when they are painful and sad, they still genuinely welcome a reader.” –Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

 

"Raw, relatable characters make this collection of tales a winner." Washington Independent Review of Books

 "Rich and haunting, Prato's stories don't just take the reader for a ride. They push us along, poking and prodding and cajoling to the brink of discomfort before yanking right back into sanity. Prato writes in a way that forces readers to take notice, gripping hearts and clenching souls.  —Summerset Review

 

"I’ll remember the name Liz Prato and not hesitate to join her again on the page." —New Pages

 

"Prato’s prose is widely appealing and many- layered; her language is breezy and deceptively casual, while her content is visceral . . . [reminding] us that hope is bigger than our relative smallness."   —The Atticus Review

 

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“I love this book like I love the ocean. The Night, and the Rain, and the River gets under your skin and travels your body from the first page. Each story brings you to the edge of your own heart. These writers will mark you for life; remember their names. We are nothing without each other.”
      — Lidia Yuknavitch, author of Dora: A Headcase  and The Chronology of Water

 

 

“Like the varied and verdant landscape of the Pacific Northwest, the stories in The Night, and the Rain, and the River will make you gasp and grow your heart. Sweet cheating boyfriends, hopeful drunk drivers, angry little sisters, inept sincere fathers, even a lonely goose, all are portrayed with exuberant complexity in their quests for love. These stories offer up bright light in our often overcast skies.”
    —Natalie Serber, author of Shout Her Lovely      Name


"The deeper one goes into The Night, and the Rain, and the River, the more one is submerged into a world filled with lonely, confused, and lost people.  Liz Prato, who edited and compiled the anthology, says she hopes The Night, and the Rain, and the River will 'help other people feel less alone.' This publication certainly accomplishes that."
— Kristin Urban, The Portland Book Review