The New York Times hailed Elaine Ford (1938-2017) as a writer of “spare, elegant novels about quiet lives and thwarted aspirations.” The current issue of The Westchester Review showcases her elegant writing style in “Revelation,” a story excerpted from one of her unpublished works, God’s Red Clay. Elaine, a professor of English at the University of Maine and the author of five novels, won many awards for her writing, including two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Michigan Literary Fiction Award. Her second collection of short stories, This Time Might Be Different: Stories of Maine, was published posthumously in 2018. Learn more about Elaine here: https://nyti.ms/2eIg6N5 and http://www.elainefordauthor.com.
Go here to read her story “Revelation.”