Kelly Fordon

Kelly Fordon is the author of a novel-in-stories, Garden for the Blind (Wayne State University Press, 2015), a Michigan Notable Book, a 2016 Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Finalist, a Midwest Book Award Finalist, an Eric Hoffer Finalist, and an IPPY Awards Bronze Medalist in the short story category.

Her first full-length poetry collection, Goodbye Toothless House (Kattywompus Press, 2019) was a finalist for the 2020 Eric Hoffer Award in poetry. A short story collection, I Have the Answer, (WSUP, April 2020) was a Top Kirkus Indie Summer Read for 2020.

Book Reviews by Kelly Fordon

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“In Sloat’s peculiar genius, in Hotel Almighty, she sets out to prove that there is ‘more than one way to chase away misery’ and she has done it by crafting beautifully rendered po

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“A riveting, inventive, quietly disconcerting page-turner.”

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Henry Maxwell, the main character in Stewart O’Nan’s latest novel, Henry Himself, is an expert moderator at fraught family dinners.

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Twenty years ago, Hope, 14, and her sister Eden, 16, were kidnapped. They barely made it out alive and now their kidnapper, Larry, is up for parole. The sisters might be called upon to testify.

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“Ashbery’s work is an assemblage fashioned by a genius, and They Knew What They Wanted is a great tribute, an absolute treasure.”