2012: The Call

The CallAbout the Book

The daily rhythm of a veterinarian’s family in rural New England is shaken when a hunting accident leaves their eldest son in a coma. With the lives of his loved ones unhinged, the veterinarian struggles to maintain stability while searching for the man responsible. But in the midst of their great trial an unexpected visitor arrives, requesting a favor that will have profound consequences—testing a loving father’s patience, humor, and resolve and forcing husband and wife to come to terms with what “family” truly means.

Yannick MurphyAbout the Author

Yannick Murphy is an American novelist and short story writer. She writes for both children and adults. Her work explores a wide variety of forms, settings and genres. She attended Hampshire College and has a graduate degree from New York University.

Yannick has lived in New York and California. She now lives in Vermont with her veterinarian husband and their three children .

 Read the Daily News Profile Story to learn more about Yannick Murphy

Link to the Author’ site www.yannickmurphy.com

Awards for Yannick Murphy

The Laurence L. Thomas Winship/PEN New England award for The Call
Whiting Writer’s award
National Endowment of the Art award
Chesterfield Screening award
In a Bear’s Eye was published in the 2007 O’Henry Prize Stories

Other Works by the Author

The Cold Water Witch (a children’s book) Tricycle Books, 2010

Baby Polar ( a children’s book) Clarion Books 2009

Signed, Mata Hari (novel) Little, Brown & Co. 2007

In a Bear’s Eye (Stories Collection) Dzanck Books, 2008

Here They Come,(Novel) Grove Press, 2006

AHWOOOOOO! (a childrens book), Clarion Books, 2006

The Sea of Trees, (Novel) Houghton Mifflin Compny, 1997

Stories in Another Language (stories) Alfred A. Knopf 1987

Recent Short Stories

The Good Word – One Story issue #109 ’09. Included in the “Best Required Non-Reading” 2009 edition

The Un-Son, TriQuarterly issue # 133 ’09

Pictures from Yannick Murphy’s 2012 visit to A Tale for Three Counties libraries

 Watch Videos from Yannick’s visit:
At Perry Elementary Middle School, Perry, NY March 24, 2012

At the Richmond Public Library, Batavia, NY

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