One Night Two Souls Went Walking
"I believe in expecting light. That's my job." A hospital chaplain offers compassion to her patients over the course of one eventful night shift, and finds some for herself, too.
Ellen Cooney is the author of nine previous novels, including The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances (Mariner Books, 2015). Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Ontario Review, New England Review, and many other journals, and were anthologized several times in TheBest American Short Stories. She has received fellowships from the National Foundation for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, and has taught creative writing at Boston College, the Harvard Extension School, and, most recently, as writer in residence at MIT. A native of Massachusetts, she lives on the Phippsburg Peninsula in mid-coast Maine.