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Up from Portland, where she teaches writing at various universities, is Natalie Serber with a highly-praised debut collection of stories, Shout Her Lovely Name (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). "In the complexity of family triumphs and catastrophes, Natalie Serber is always achingly specific. Between mothers and daughters, women and their lovers, she misses nothing, and in all her scenes, the reader feels the true breath of life." - Charles Baxter. "Coming of age is a beautiful and painful experience in Natalie Serber's hands. These are funny and poignant pieces, building a book that feels novelistic in sweep, yet true to the precision and direct aim of the short story. A real pleasure." - Antonya Nelson. En route to their publication in this book, many of the stories were published in The Bellingham Review, the Clackamas Literary Review, and Hunger Mountain, and elsewhere. Natalie Serber has also received the Tobias Wolff Award, among various other prizes.