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Fairly Familiar: A Collection of Short Stories

Family—what could be more familiar and yet different for each of us? Fairly Familiar is filled with stories of connection, disappointment, and love. Just as no two families are alike, no two stories are alike. Yet, each one uses the backdrop of a family to explore the inner workings of our shared humanity.

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MISSED MOMENTS
Kim is a hardworking mother who would do anything for her daughter. But is her daughter’s childhood drifting away in the process?

BAD BAUHAUS
Follow Jeremy on his quest to right his father’s wrongs. The journey entails a will, three lovers, and a son’s unwavering resolve.
FINDING SOLACE
Accompany three siblings as they grapple with their mother’s battle with dementia and what to do with the family home.
ALL IN
Kate has spent her entire life trying to live up to family expectations and traditions. At the Cheerleading National Championship will she finally choose to live for herself?
A CHILL IN THE AIR
Accompany Lizzie and Ronald as they take very different approaches to dealing with their father’s cancer. Will the siblings ever find common ground?
FALL FROM GRACE
Krista falls in with the wrong crowd, but people aren’t what they seem to be.
SULLEN EYES
Karrie is the behavioral analyst of an autistic girl named Margot, but sometimes it’s the behavior of the girl’s father that concerns her most.
HOME OR HOLLYWOOD?
Follow actress Annie’s struggle between the life she once lived—her small town home and the parents who once disowned her—and the new life she’s set up for herself in Los Angeles.