When most readers hear the name Tracy Chevalier, they correctly remember her as the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring , which was her second of eleven published novels. Her latest is titled A Single Thread, which explores a group of women who, after World War I, were charged with embroidering cushions and kneelers for Winchester Cathedral.
Short story collections can be difficult to discuss in one sitting, but that doesn’t stop me from trying. Luckily, with his new collection, author Ben Nickol linked together some of the stories through characters and circumstances. Ben stopped by the KMUW studios recently to visit with me about the collection, Sun River .