Masterfully written and emotionally packed, these stories seduce and startle, and remind us of the shifting ways we choose to narrate our own lives.

The Tell

Mira and Owen’s marriage is less stable than they know when Wilton Deere, an aging, no longer famous TV star, moves in to the grand house next door.

Kinship Theory

“Who better than a mother to do it? It’s just reversing the natural order a bit.” That’s how Dale explains to her mother that she wants her to bear the child Dale herself cannot have.

The Edge of Marriage

In language that is eloquent and moving, Kaplan’s stories speak to the mystery and pleasure of friendship, love, and marriage.