We Will Tell You Otherwise

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Black Lawrence Press
Short Story Collection
Publication date 8.20.19
ISBN: 978-1-62557-002-4
Distributed by Small Press Distribution
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Hudson Prize in Fiction Winner

“What does Beth Mayer’s intimate collection of short stories want to tell us? That the dead have much to teach the living, that madness can point the way to clarity, that the burn of departing never cools, that inside abandonment can be redemption. Mayer’s prose rattles like bones, proving that no matter how far you live in the margins, you can’t escape the telling.”

Desiree Cooper, Author of Know the Mother

“Beth Mayer’s stories unflinchingly explore the tough and the tender sides of family life as well as offering us a window into the lives of those we often prefer not to notice when we pass them in our neighborhoods.  I was moved by the deep emotional truths in We Will Tell You Otherwise, and the slyly ironic and often sardonic wit of these stories kept me smiling all the way through.  What a lovely collection of stories this is!”  

David Haynes, Author of A Star in the Face of the Sky

“The stories in Beth Mayer’s We Will Tell You Otherwise are indelible treasures, full of poignancy and pathos. Mayer is the best kind of writer—one who doles out her wisdom with humor, who mines the intricacies of love, friendship, and family effortlessly.”

John Jodzio, Author of Knockout