Erin McGraw’s fiction has been hailed as “graceful…gratifyingly substantial” (New York Times Book Review) and “brilliant…[she’s] a writer to watch” (Los Angeles Times). Wry but poignant, her new collection brims with priceless insights and fresh descriptions. The Good Life features characters battling daily demons of envy, fear, and disillusionment while somehow maintaining an abiding optimism. Here are characters trying to weather the confounding people of the world—the chronically successful, the lucky in love, the athletically gifted—characters clinging to their cynicism while admitting that real hope and passion demand a suspension of skepticism. Erin McGraw writes with charm and sweet irony, and her new collection is impossible to put down.