A Waiter Made of Glass: Stories and Poems

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Encounter a delightful and thought-provoking series of new stories in A Waiter Made of Glass: Stories & Poems.

Award-winning author Dr. Verlyn Flieger takes readers through a series of magical short stories, from a tale of pirate captains encountering blue bears to courageous little mice defending their humans’ home. Not all stories are so lighthearted, however, with a stroll into the darkness of life and human nature at the center of multiple episodes.

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Anticipated release date: Spring 2023

About the Author

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Verlyn Flieger

Verlyn Flieger, PhD is Professor Emerita in the Department of English at the University of Maryland at College Park specializing in myth studies and comparative mythology. She teaches a sequence of graduate and undergraduate myth courses that offer Celtic, Arthurian, Hindu, Native American, and Norse myth.

Concentrating on modern fantasy with a special focus on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Professor Flieger’s publications include Interrupted Music; Question of Time: J. R. R. Tolkien’s Road to Faerie, the winner of the 1998 Mythopoeic Award for Inklings Studies; Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien’s World; and Tolkien’s Legendarium: Essays on The History of Middle-earth co-edited with Carl Hostetter and winner of the 2002 Mythopoeic Award for Inklings Studies. Her fictional works include Pig Tale; The Doom of Camelot: “Avilion: A Romance of Voices;“ and Seeker of Dreams: “Green Hill Country.”

Professor Flieger is co-editor with Michael Drout and David Bratman of Tolkien Studies, a yearly journal devoted to scholarly examination of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien.