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In these bittersweet, compelling stories, Virginia Pye's characters in Shelf Life of Happiness long for that most-elusive of states: happiness. A young skateboarder reaches across an awesome gap to...

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VIRGINIA PYE is the author of two award-winning novels, Dreams of the Red Phoenix and River of Dust, and the forthcoming short story collection, Shelf Life of Happiness. Her stories, essays, and...

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“The characters in Virginia Pye’s Shelf Life of Happiness experience their lives as a tangle they urgently need to understand before it’s too late. They’re experts on how to keep their hearts in...

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Selected Praise & Honors for the Writing of Virginia Pye


Best Book of 2015, Richmond Times Dispatch


A May 2013 Indie Next Pick


Virginia Literary Awards Finalist in Fiction


“Gripping, convincing...

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