An Imprint of CollectiveCopies
Thornapple Classics reissues outstanding fiction no longer in print. Forthcoming are novels by Roger King, whose brilliant work, widely praised for its intensity and controlled clarity, will now find a welcoming U.S. readership.
The thornapple or hawthorn tree, our namesake, is legendary for its beauty, its sturdiness and it’s ancient association with supernatural worlds. Providing food, shelter and medicine, it is an emblem of hope said to heal a broken heart and give the weary rest. Used for fence posts, it marks boundaries; used in grafting, it transcends disparity. And so in like manner, well-crafted literary fiction charms, nourishes, protects and heals, delineating and amalgamating. These diverse properties Thornapple Books exits to celebrate.
We invite manuscripts for consideration.
Please see our Submissions Guidelines to the right.
(We are unable to review submissions which do not follow these guidelines.)
Linda McCullough Moore is the author of the literary novel, The Distance Between, and more than 200 shorter works of fiction, essay, memoir and poetry, published in such places as The Massachusetts Review, The Sun, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Queen’s Quarterly, Glimmer Train, House Beautiful, The Boston Globe, and The Southern Review. She is the winner and finalist for a number of short fiction awards, including The Pushcart Prize XXXV. Her reviews appear in Books and Culture, and her commentary is heard on NPR. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where for the past two decades she has taught weekly creative writing workshops and mentored aspiring writers. To schedule author’s events: 413-586-8792
“These stories won me over at once, heart and mind together.”
“The storyteller is a poet, or the poet is a storyteller. You may not actually be wiser or happier after reading it, but you will believe that you are for a lovely glowing while. Finally, the book you didn’t know you’ve been longing for.”
“That terrific and rare writer who can pair side-splitting humor with heartbreaking truth. She never ceases to make me laugh. She never ceases to make me cry.”
—Sy Safransky, Sun Magazine
“I loved these stories. Profoundly serious, absorbing, deft, and rare.”
“Like Raymond Carver, these linked stories attend unerringly to ordinary moments in ordinary lives. A life revealed in episodes, with breathless flights of imagination…..quiet, insistent, closely focused fiction.”