Contact: Susanne Davis
(860) 420-8575
Or Merita Mehmedi



Cornerstone Press of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is publishing Connecticut author Susanne Davis’s debut collection of short stories, The Appointed Hour, to be released on December 7, 2017.

The Appointed Hour, set in rural Connecticut, is about characters whose roots run deep in the land. In one story a woman experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder finds her voice in communion with other women and in another, a Mayflower descendant wrestles with the legacy of a controversial monument that honors his ancestor. These stories shine a compassionate light on a changing rural America. In early praise for the book, Caroline Leavitt, New York Times Bestselling Author of Pictures of You, has called it a “shatteringly original collection.”

The book is available for pre-order on the Cornerstone Press website ( and will also be available on Amazon.

Ms. Davis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and she teaches creative writing at Trinity College and the University of Connecticut. Her stories have been featured in numerous journals including Notre Dame Review, American Short Fiction, descant, Zone 3, and Carve. She is a past winner of the Hemingway First Novel Competition, a finalist for the Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award, and the runner-up in the University of Kentucky Press New Poetry and Prose Series competition.

Cornerstone Press is operated by students taking ENGL 349-Editing and Publishing.The only press of its kind in the University of Wisconsin System, Cornerstone has been publishing books in all genres since 1984.

For more information about the book, feel free to contact Susanne Davis by email at or Merita Mehmedi, Publicity Manager, by email at

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