People Like Us is available from your local bookstore, on-line vendors such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or from the publisher.
|In this artfully
crafted collection of closely related short stories, Weddle creates a
poignant portrait of a rural community during the years following the
Great Depression. Each carefully rendered character has his
dignity and place in the community.
"Laura Weddle’s deceptively quiet stories pack quite a wallop as she ventures forth fearlessly into the dark and tangled terrain of the human heart. Observant, truly beautiful writing marks this fine collection.”
--- Lee Smith
"The characters in Laura Weddle's People Like Us are alive right down to their shoelaces. You can smell what they're cooking and feel what's eating at them. In these linked stories, Weddle creates a portrait of a rural Kentucky community over time. Young, old, black, white, tenant farmer, landowner, preacher, teacher --- their lives are woven together and their choices help determine each others' fate. Make room on your bookshelf. This one's a keeper! And you'll want some for presents, too."
--- George Ella Lyon