Nancy LaneNancy Lane is the author of a new book, Pretty Chrysanthemum and Other Stories, a mainstream collection of short stories published by Open Books Publishing.

These 16 short stories remind readers how family is at the core of human experience and how relationships, especially those between parent and child, rely on the power of love to overcome challenges. Five stories feature historical content, touching on issues still relevant today. Eleven contemporary stories also pose challenging situations, including a father and daughter on the run with an AMBER alert issued about them and a woman’s adult son missing after crashing his car in the desert.

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