Cover Photo: This picture looks across a clear lake at the edge of an island. You can see scattered houses, though they are very tiny. Most of them look like they are white with reddish roofs. Behind them, brown hills rise up. We see a sliver of ocean behind.
Photograph courtesy of the author

Excerpt from ‘Return to Sirana’

This novel excerpt was written by Kristin Vukovic in Lynn Steger Strong’s 12-Month Novel Generator

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How different from our life

Kristin Vuković’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, BBC Travel, The Daily Beast, AFAR, Public Books, and Connecticut Review, among others. She holds a BA in Literature and Writing and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University, where she was Editor-in-Chief of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. An early excerpt from her debut novel, Return to Sirana, was longlisted for the Cosmonauts Avenue Inaugural Fiction Prize and was published in the May/June 2017 issue. (