Novelists and short story writers aren't always comfortable venturing outside their respective territories, but Oshkosh author Abby Frucht seems to move between the two worlds with relative ease. Frucht will read from her new short story collection, "The Bell at the End of a Rope," when she visits the Oshkosh Public Library on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m.
Frucht's first collection of short stories, "Fruit of the Month," won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize in 1987. She followed with five novels and released "Bell" in 2012. "It's hard to tell, sometimes, whether I am writing stories in between writing novels or the other way around," Frucht said.
The author is working on a new novel with Laurie Alberts, a colleague at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where Frucht serves as a mentor and advisor.
Frucht's novels and short story collections are available for checkout at the Oshkosh Public Library. Her books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
For more information about this and other Oshkosh Public Library events call 236-5205.