I've read 2 novels by Maile Meloy, but this is her first book of short stories I've read. Several of them are set in Montana and they all involve middle class characters. As the book jacket notes, the stories are about characters who "are caught between opposing forces: between innocence and experience, impulse and stability, fidelity and desire." Her characters are well developed and the stories are engaging.
My rating: **** (out of 5)