Love Stories in this Town : From a cabin in Maine to a comedy club in Manhattan, from a diner in Montana to a raft rushing through the Grand Canyon, Amanda Eyre Ward's characters are united in their fervent search to find a place where they truly belong. Annie, a librarian in a small mining town, must choose between the only home she's ever known and the possibility of a new future. Casey, a suburban New Yorker with a wry sense of humor, braves the dating scene after losing her husband in the September 11th attacks. And in six dazzling stories spanning a decade of her life, Lola Wilkerson navigates elopement, motherhood, and lingering questions about who she wants to be when she grows up. Whether exploring the fierceness of a mother's love or the consolations of marriage, Amanda Eyre Ward's stories are beautifully written and emotionally rich, encompassing love in all its complexity, absurdity and glory.