Carry Her Home: Stories

by Caroline Bock


Forty-seven stories-from flash fiction to full-length works, deeply felt, autobiographical fiction-unfold across the decades from the 1960s to present day and reveal hopes and fears, truth and grief, and love. This award-winning, debut short story collection will break your heart and carry you home.

About the Author: 

Caroline Bock's debut short story collection, CARRY HER HOME, is the winner of the 2018 Washington Writers' Publishing House Fiction Prize and will be published this October. She is the author of the young adult novels: LIE and BEFORE MY EYES from St. Martin's Press. Educated at Syracuse University where she studied creative writing with Raymond Carver, she then spent two decades as a cable television executive, including as the senior vice president, marketing and public relations at Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, and IFC Films. As her second act, she pursued an MFA in Fiction from The City College of New York, and she was honored with the college's prize for Children's Literature upon graduation in 2011. Her short stories and poetry have been published or are forthcoming with Akashic Books, Delmarva Review, Little Patuxtent Review, Fiction Southeast, Gargoyle, 100 Word Story, F(r)iction, Ploughshares, Vestal Review, and Zero Dark-Thirty. In 2016, her story won The Writer Magazine short story competition judged by Colum McCann. In 2018, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County awarded an Artists & Scholars grant to her for her writing. Currently, she is a lecturer in the English Department at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. While born in the Bronx and raised in New Rochelle, New York, she now lives in Maryland with her husband and teenage son and daughter. And always in her heart, and the heart of the stories in CARRY HER HOME, is her mother's stroke when she was four-and-a-half years old and the courage of her father to raise her and her three younger siblings. Follow the author on twitter @cabockwrites or her Facebook page at CarolineBockAuthor.