Rita Ciresi is the author of Mother Rocket, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novels Pink Slip and Blue Italian. She lives with her husband and daughter in Florida.
"Ms. Ciresi's characters...are artfully balanced, charged with
currents of despair, but never lugubrious and often funny. What
jolts the reader through these pieces is the consistent blasts of
vitality in the author's prose."
--The New York Times Book Review "Sharp-eyed, gently humorous fiction whose characters linger in the mind."
--Kirkus Reviews "Elegant works of fiction."