You. I. Us.
Vine Leaves Press
Paperback and ebook (June 2016)
In You. I. Us., Annalisa Crawford captures everyday people during poignant defining moments in their lives: An artist puts his heart into his latest sketch, an elderly couple endures scrutiny by a fellow diner, an ex-student attempts to make amends with a girl she bullied at school, a teenager holds vigil at his friend’s hospital bedside, long distance lovers promise complete devotion, a broken-hearted widow stares into the sea from the edge of a cliff where her husband died, a grieving son contacts the only person he can rely on in a moment of crisis, a group of middle-aged friends inspire each other to live remarkable lives.
Day after day, we make the same choices. But after reading You. I. Us., you’ll ask yourself, “What if we didn’t?”
What readers are saying:
"Crawford has an extraordinary ability to create fully-formed characters we care about in just a few words... This is a beautiful collection of stories guaranteed to touch readers and stay with them long after they have read the last page." - Julie Flanders, author of Polar Night and Polar Day
"Annalisa Crawford masterfully uses first and second tense to showcase the depths of her characters in times of joy, trouble, love, broken-heartedness, aging, sorrow, comfort, fear, contentedness, revenge, warmth, friendship, and anger. Some stories are comfortable like a cup of tea on a cold day, and some are uncomfortable like standing awkwardly in a room full of strangers who don't speak your language, but they are all beautifully written. Some stories made me cry, some made me smile, some made me want to pump my fist in the air." - Tyrean Martinson, author of the Champion Trilogy