THE OTHER ONES named "great summer read" by Pittsburgh Magazine
Book editor, Kristofer Collins, names Dave Housley's latest novel as one of ten great summer reads of 2022
Pittsburgh Magazine includes Dave Housley's new novel, The Other Ones, among it's list of must have summer reads for 2022. Whether on the beach, exploring the Alleghanies, or just relaxing in the sun, The Other Ones is a page turner suitable for anyone averting themselves from clammy office life.
Of The Other Ones, Kristofer writes:
The author Dave Housley didn’t have to look far for the subject of his latest novel. “The Other Ones” “is based entirely on the irrational fear that one day he would walk into his office and hear the sounds of celebration, only to realize that he did not put a dollar into the group lottery.” Housley, who has spent many years working in offices, is an astute observer of workplace dynamics. He follows the lives of the men and women who are left behind after the lottery winners collect their millions and quit the company. By bouncing among the points of view of several different characters throughout the book, Housley deftly shows how it’s not only the winners whose lives are irrevocably changed by dumb luck.
Along the indifferent corridors / of space, angels could be hiding,” Linda Pastan wrote in her poem “Muse.” ASP honors the legacy of Linda Pastan (1932–2023), a former Poet Laureate of Maryland, who passed away last week. Pastan was the author of the 2018 poetry book A Dog Runs Through It, which won the Towson University Literary Award.
2022 was a big year for ASP and our writers. In March, we had a booth at the annual AWP Conference, and our offsite reading, featuring authors Saida Agostini, Dave Housley, Elizabeth Hazen, and Richard Peabody, along with special guests Teri Ellen Cross Davis and Leslie Pietrzyk, had a standing-room-only audience packed with literary stars.