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Sweat: Stories and a Novella

"It's a slam dunk...she shoots, she scores...it's a home run...actually, the sports cliches aren't nearly enough praise for Bledsoe's elegant writing about women hard at play and ready to love. Nor do they do justice to the grace, humor and universality of her stories, smooth and absorbing tales about living, learning and growing up." —Richard Labonte

"In an outstanding novella and...rich and satisfying stories, Bledsoe shows herself to be a smart and savvy writer.... In this tender work, Bledsoe perfectly evokes the healing power of the outdoors." —Publishers Weekly

"[Bledsoe] can make you taste the particular air at the top of a mountain pass in summer." —Alan Cheuse, NPR's All Things Considered