“Smokestack Lightning: Stories” by Stephen O’Connor
Recommended by Reference Librarian Pam Colt at the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell. Stephen O’Connor is from Lowell.
From the book’s synopsis: “In his first collection, Stephen O'Connor arrives fully formed as a writer with 13 memorable stories filled with characters pulled from the streets, bars and parishes of his historic mill city: Lowell, Mass. He digs deep and finds the essential humanity in the high and low of our daily rounds.”