Val Brelinski was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho, the daughter of devout evangelical Christians. She was a recent Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, where she was also a Jones Lecturer in fiction writing. She received an MFA from the University of Virginia, and her writing has been published in Vogue, More, VQR, and The Rumpus. She lives in Northern California and teaches creative writing in Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program.
“Fine, carefully wrought . . . reading this novel [is] a heartening experience.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Brelinski’s page-turning debut is full of humor, insight, and imaginative sympathy. Think of it as...[SEE MORE]