Every Human Love


Every Human Love, a short story collection.

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Shirley Jackson Award Finalist 


Foreword Indies Awards Finalist 


Kirkus Reviews
“Pearson’s stories are meticulously written, with layers that are incrementally and patiently revealed. Her voice nimbly creates a sense of strangeness and detachment without ever lapsing into coldness. . . . At the heart of this collection are questions about how people can survive circumstances that demand hard choices without losing faith in everything in their lives up to that critical juncture.” (full review)
Foreword Reviews (starred review)
“Imaginative and haunting, Every Human Love is a masterful collection of short stories by Joanna Pearson, written with insight and empathy. . . .there’s a strength, a lucidity, and a brilliance that shimmers and enchants.” (full review)

Every Human Love is breathlessly stunning, in the sense that it is beautiful writing, but also in that it is profoundly unsettling. The fourteen stories in collection demand rests between one and the next in order to absorb the various uncanny landscapes: raw urban cities, the alleys of clinics and hospitals, Gothic southern farms and highways, ‘the woods’ and the things hiding in them,  and delirious ‘post-partum fever dream-ghost stories.'” (full review)


Review in CRAFT

Review in Indy Week

Fiction Spotlight on Every Human Love in Memorious

Review in Bookclique