In Spell Heaven, a collection of linked short stories, the narrator and her wife move to the coastal town of Seaview and find a sense of belonging with a group of outsiders. Raised in a working-class Croatian American fishing family and immigrant community, she chooses an early career in labor-oriented jobs. Years later, she finds herself in an academic position in a white-collar world “where the clothes are clean but the politics are dirty.” She questions her own stereotypes about her neighbors and gradually begins to question her life path. Spell Heaven celebrates those who are looking for a human connection in an increasingly isolated world.
Join us on Tuesday August 23 at 6:00 PM to see author Toni Mirosevich in conversation with Belmont Poet Laureate Emerita Tanuja Wakefield! Register to receive information on how to obtain a promotional copy of Spell Heaven.
Toni Mirosevich was raised in a Croatian American fishing family in Everett, Washington. She is the author of a book of nonfiction stories, Pink Harvest, winner of the First Series Award for Creative Nonfiction, and five books of poetry. A professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University for many years, she currently resides with her wife in Pacifica, California.