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Alix Ohlin is a crazy talented writer, smart and soulful. Inside is, in a word, stunning.

— Beverly Lowry on Inside

Gripping…. Ohlin covers vast geographical and emotional territory. With extraordinary power, she takes us inside the profound and fragile connections of her deeply human characters - each searching for salvation from the past while struggling to find forgiveness and redemption in the present. This story of surprising turns, grace, and compassion left me feeling that my world and my heart had grown larger.

— Keith Scribner on Inside

These closely worked stories about life on earth - they soar. They do.

— Alan Cheuse, NPR on Signs and Wonders (read original)

A short-story collection rich in piercing insights and slow-burning emotional truths...it shines with true-to-life situations and gorgeous writing.

Newcity on Signs and Wonders (read original)

This promising debut is intelligent, insightful and often bitterly funny . . . A knowing and witty take on family ties, the politics of art and academia, and eco-terrorism.

Publishers Weekly on The Missing Person

Stories that tease, amuse, trouble, captivate, and offer fleeting comforts with every trembling denouement. . . . Ohlin stakes out the fertile middle ground between traditional realism and the new nod-and-a-wink fabulism.

— Benjamin Anastas, The New York Times Book Review on Babylon and Other Stories (read original)