Friday Morning Bookclub

April 29, 2013

The Art Of Work By Phaye Poliakoff-Chen

Filed under: The Art Of Work — susanbright @ 3:50 pm
workIt is always exciting when someone you know has a book published, so when Carol (a member of The Friday Morning Bookclub) told me about this book written by a friend of hers, we thought it would be a good idea to write a little something about it on our blog.
A note from Carol:

I am excited to tell everyone that my friend, Phaye Poliakoff-Chen, a writing instructor here in Baltimore at Goucher College, just published a book of short stories. I became engrossed in the vignettes from this book. We can see bits of ourselves in her characters…..and feel compassion. In The Javon, a middle aged woman sits in a hospital room in an ordinary vinyl waiting room chair beside her dying father. Her thoughts, her reveries, could be ours. Her characters remind me of Anne Tyler’s or Joyce Carol Oates’ characters: they are kind, awkward, good, reticent, quirky, down on their luck, and decent.

I highly, highly recommend this book. It’s available on Kindle and hardcover. I hope to have her do a reading with the book club!

check it out:  The Art of Work: Phaye Poliakoff-Chen: 9781935961925: Amazon




  1. That’s wonderful! I think it would be nice to host a book signing and reading event with Phaye. We could invite other book clubs to join us!

    Comment by Audrey — April 29, 2013 @ 6:18 pm | Reply

  2. I love reading short stories. This looks good. Thank you for the recommendation.

    Comment by Arlene — April 30, 2013 @ 9:26 pm | Reply

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