Hold Off the Night

by  Teresa Burns Gunther

short story collection in paperback and eBook, published May 2023

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ISBN (paperback)  978-1-922427-00-7

ISBN (ePub)  978-1-922427-18-2

ISBN (Kindle)  978-1-922427-45-8

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What people are saying about Hold Off the Night


The fragile space between hope and disappointment are where Teresa Burns Gunther’s characters reside in this beautifully wrought collection. Husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, children, and parents; every relationship sings with the truths we know and sometimes wish we didn’t, and yet it’s difficult, if not impossible, to turn away from these people. Hold Off the Night is a paean to the small miracles of ordinary life.

— Louise Marburg, author of You Have Reached Your Destination


Here we have a collection of family stories—motherhood, fatherhood, childhood—powerfully rendered with all their jagged, cutting edges. In story after beautiful story, Teresa Burns Gunther shows us how love must be enough, even when it isn’t.

— Karen Joy Fowler, Pen Faulkner Award winner, New York Times bestselling author of seven novels and three story collections


Teresa Burns Gunther’s collection of short stories, Hold Off the Night, shows off her exquisite writing and her bold, piercing look at domestic life, work life, love, and family. She has a lot to say and a brilliant way of saying it.

— Ellen Sussman, New York Times bestselling author of French Lessons





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