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I have the Answer by Kelly Fordon

“What a beautiful book! As I finished the last of these astute, moving, and often funny stories, I was reminded of something a fellow writer once said to an audience of fans: “What I want is not so much that you’ll get into my book but that my book will get into you.”
–Julia Glass, National Book Award-winning author of “Three Junes.”


Updated bookclub flyer



Listen to Kelly Fordon reading “Jungle Life” for the Ferndale Public Library.

Kelly Fordon talks with Jeff Milo of The Ferndale Public Library on the podcast “A Little Too Quiet,” May 2021.

Detour Detroit: 25 Notable Detroit and Michigan Books from 2020.

Sundress Publications Review, November 17, 2020.

Kirkus Reviews Magazine, Top Summer Indie Reads, July 1, 2020.

Authorlink Interview with Ellen Birkett Morris

North of Oxford review

Entropy: Quarantine Reading: Books You Shouldn’t Forget to Buy, March 13, 2020

The Big Other’s Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020

The Book Slut Review

Story 366 Blog

Largehearted Boy’s I Have the Answer Playlist

Hypertext Magazine interview with Desiree Cooper

Lit Hub’s The Best of the University Presses: 100 Books to Escape the News

Shelley Irwin at WGVU on April 8th, 2020

The Woolfer endorsed the book as well:
“I met Kelly through this community when she published a wonderful collection of poetry that Sidney and I just adored. Now’s she’s come out with a story collection and it’s FABULOUS. So good. I hope she doesn’t mind me saying this, but I’m reminded of ht eway I felt 30 years ago reading Ann Beattie stories. About ordinary relationships and loves and losses, beautifully written with a wonderful balance of humor and sadness. Just the sort of thing I adore!”
–Nina Lorez Collins

Check out Kelly Fordon’s all-time favorites list on Bookshop!