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Shannon Bowring

Shannon Bowring

Shannon Bowring has been nominated for a Pushcart and a Best of the Net, and was recently selected in Best Small Fictions. She holds an MFA from University of Southern Maine Stonecoast and currently resides in Maine. The Road to Dalton is her first novel.

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  • “Impressive for its careful, comprehensive portrait of memory, love, grief, and community, The Road to Dalton encourages acceptance of its flawed characters.”
    — The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, Jan 8 2024
  • “I loved all of the people of Dalton, even the ones that were not so lovable.”

    — Sarah's Bookshelves Live Podcast, Oct 18 2023
  • “A setting that will feel familiar to anyone who grew up in a small, rural town. The characters are written with a loving honesty, and feel achingly real.”

    — Portland Press Herald, Oct 15 2023
  • “Bowring captures in her compassionate debut the rhythms of life in small-town Maine.”
    — Publishers Weekly, May 31 2023
  • ★ “Bowring offers endless, rich details about life in Dalton, making a satisfying story of each chapter... An impressive debut bursting with detail and love for the town it brings to life.”
    — Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review), Apr 1 2023

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