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Favorite Monster
Sharma Shields




Autumn House
2012 • 144 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Short Stories - Single Author

$17.95 Paperback, 978-1-932870-58-9
$9.99 Ebook, 978-1-932870-63-3

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Favorite Monsters is not perfect. A few short pieces feel like forgettable filler but its best moments manage to surpass the brilliant opening sentences by maintaining the same absurdity and wit, delivering them inside stories of unexpected substance.”—Josh Gross, Boise Weekly

Winner of the 2011 Autumn House Press Fiction Contest, selected by Stewart O'Nan.

In her debut story collection, Shields unveils the truth behind every monster.

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“Besides being weird, fantastic and surprising, the stories in Favorite Monster are flat-out fun. Always a halfstep ahead of the reader, Sharma Shields dares us to follow her through the twisted mazes of her dark rides, tantalizing us with just enough shocks so that when we come out the other side, we immediately want to go again.”—Stewart O’Nan



SHARMA SHIELDS holds an MFA from the University of Montana. She is the author of the short story collection Favorite Monster, winner of the 2011 Autumn House Fiction Prize, and her work has appeared in such literary journals as Kenyon Review and Iowa Review and has garnered numerous awards, including the Tim McGinnis Award for Humor and a grant from Artist Trust. Her debut novel, The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac, has been featured in O Magazine, Marie Claire, Entertainment Weekly, and elsewhere. Shields has worked in independent bookstores and public libraries throughout Washington State and now lives in Spokane with her husband and children.

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