The yearnings of a little sister, the hazy memories of a concentration camp liberator, and the romantic entanglements of political activists are portrayed in <i>The Sweetheart Is In</i>, S.L. Wisenberg's first collection of short stories. Each of these edgy, lyrical stories creates its own universe in the space of a few pages even while overlapping characters and themes.
"The Sweetheart Is In is a wonderfully varied collection-emphasis on 'wonder.' The range of the book is an accurate measure of the wit and fertile imagination that inform each story."
--Stuart Dybek, author of Childhood and Other Neighborhoods
"The qualities that characterize Wisenberg's work are not easy to come by in today's fiction. Her stories seem to me to have the flat honest gaze of children, who see more than we want them to and do not hesitate to tell all about it. . . . But what's most unusual about her stories is their knowledgeability and utter honesty about religious doubt and yearning. Her stories about souls searching for a profound connection with their Jewishness are unlike any others I know, partly because of that flat-out candor, but partly because of the way her particular style serves her subject." --Rosellen Brown, author of Half a Heart