"Gabler's 28 stories are grown-up tales written with a time-found expansiveness of heart and an appreciation for the tiny details and odd textures that make up a life. Within a very small amount of space (sometimes just five pages), characters experience illness, lost loves, bad hair, anthropomorphic regrets about that fish on the hook, and wistful chance encounters while crossing a busy intersection. Many pieces are set in New York City, where in Gabler's hands even traffic lights have personality. It's this milieu that feels the most vibrantly rendered, as if by dwelling in the Hudson Valley, the ex-pat writer can now depict her city with real soul." -Jana Martin Chronogram review
Ina Claire Gabler earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois, then taught as Assistant Professor at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. She lives with her husband, photographer David Curtis, in the Hudson Valley where she writes full time.