- 2020 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Short Stories (Adult Fiction)
The characters inhabiting these stories stand at the margins of society, often perched on the knife’s edge of economic disaster. They cope with emotional and physical isolation as they try to build, keep, or renew family structures. No quick fixes, no miracle cures await the people within these stories. This is fiction devoted to realism, and Buttenwieser’s compassionate narrator refuses to look away during their most vulnerable trials.