Excerpt from Karen Dahood's review of A Flower in the Heart of the Painting:
Amy Krohn’s sketches are regionalist, set in semi-rural Wisconsin, though one might say the uneasy evolution of the settler into the settled is the story everywhere in the United States. Krohn’s canvasses contain glimpses of life in small towns, in living rooms where church ladies perch lightly on borrowed sofas and chairs, in bedrooms where sisters share secrets, and in cars, where riders wish for escape, or long for the sight of home. These all-too familiar settings are energized by intruding thoughts, dangerous to a society that grasps so tightly to its belongings, its memories, and ways of doing things. A fresh breeze blows through. New ideas are toyed with. Different possibilities might almost be imagined. Ultimately, there is baggage.
Click HERE to read in full Karen Dahood's fine review of Amy Krohn's still-fresh-from-the-press collection of stories: A Flower in the Heart of the Painting.