Books by Leslie Pietrzyk

SILVER GIRL by Leslie Pietrzyk
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A dark, intense novel on a hot subject: female friendship complicated by class and privilege. Very good."
A girl from a background of poverty and abuse becomes best friends at college with a wealthy classmate, from whom she hides everything about her life. Read full book review >
THIS ANGEL ON MY CHEST by Leslie Pietrzyk
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"Like Magic Rocks in a fishbowl, these stories turn the stones of grief into something bright, crystalline, mesmerizing."
Linked autobiographical fictions explore the loss of a young husband. Read full book review >
A YEAR AND A DAY by Leslie Pietrzyk
Released: March 2, 2004

"Sudsy adolescent melodrama is compensated for by a complex portrayal of small-town life, and by the care second-novelist Pietrzyk (Pears on a Willow Tree, 1998 ) takes in developing the little moments that make up Alice's life."
An Iowa teenager grows through a year of grieving after her mother's suicide—in a gentle story hovering on the brink of sentimentality. Read full book review >