Pretend I'm Your Friend by MB Caschetta

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The confrontations and losses can be gutting, but the ways they tie to one another create a strengthened bond among the survivors; there’s hope amid the ruins created here.
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A sister’s darkest secret is revealed at her brother’s wedding. A woman with extrasensory visions accidentally gives her philandering husband her blessing. A dying mother wishes her cancer was her daughters’, not hers. Pretend I’m Your Friend lays bare the fear, loss, and pain of love, sex, and family life in eleven crisp, engaging, and startlingly funny, elegantly entwined stories.
 

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MB Caschetta is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. Her novel Miracle Girls (Engine Books, 2014) won The 2015 USA Best Book Award for Literary Fiction, a Gold Medal in Spiritual Books from the Independent Publisher Awards (IPPYs), and an IndieFAB 2015 Book of the Year in the LGBT category. Miracle Girls was also a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and a People Magazine Pick-of-the-Week, where it was hailed as “darkly beautiful.”She is the recipient of the W.K. Rose Fellowship and the Sherwood Anderson Foundation Fiction Award. Ms. Magazine called her first book of stories Lucy on the West Coast (Alyson Books) “a spectacular collection.” Her non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Journal of Creative Non-Fiction, as well as in anthologies by The Feminist Press, The Other Press, St. Martin’s, and Plume, among others.Stories from Pretend I'm Your Friend have appeared in The Mississippi Review, The Red Rock Review, Thieves Jargon, Ecclectica, 3:AM Magazine, and Bloom, among other literary journals. Select stories have also been awarded The Seattle Fiction Review Prize (winner), The Mississippi Review Fiction Prize (runner-up), and The Iowa Review Fiction Prize (finalist).MB lives in Massachusetts with her spouse and standard poodle and is currently working on a book about being disinherited.
 
Published October 17, 2016 by Engine Books. 216 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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The confrontations and losses can be gutting, but the ways they tie to one another create a strengthened bond among the survivors; there’s hope amid the ruins created here.

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