Susan Straight

Susan Straight's new memoir is In the Country of Women.  She's published eight novels, including Highwire Moon and Between Heaven and Here.  Her short fiction has won the O. Henry Prize and the Edgar Award.

Ann Nguyen at Soleil Nail Spa, in Corona, California.

Badass Women of the West

Ann Nguyen fled Saigon to carve out a new life in Southern California. She put her sons through school as she worked, like many first-generation Vietnamese immigrants, at the local nail salon.

Alta Asks Live: Susan Straight

Author Susan Straight joins Alta Asks Live and host Heather Scott Partington on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. PST to discuss her memoir In the Country of Women.

Ribs, Muscle, Bone

Watching the dissolution of her parents’ relationship, a butcher’s daughter learns lessons about life and love in this short story from author Susan Straight. 

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