Our Dreams Might Align by Dana Diehl :: Local Tucson Author ::
Dana Diehl's debut short story collection, Our Dreams Might Align, is loss and longing, is magic and what's beyond what we can see. Each story breathes into existence a new, magical world. A man makes snakes fall in love, girls prepare for the apocalypse, a couple adopts a pair of baby Komodo dragons, a husband transcends reality. These stories transport readers from the Black Forest of Germany to the rugged Isle of Skye to the depths of the ocean and deep space, all the while united by a sense of awe and deep curiosity for the natural world and our place within it.
"In Dana Diehl's debut collection, Our Dreams Might Align, a dazzling panoply of characters takes risks and makes choices in a more-than-humanly scaled universe. With poetic exactitude and exceptional scientific vision, Diehl brilliantly evokes geologic time, the migration of whales, space exploration, post-prison life, baby Komodo dragons, snakes and the subtle laws of physics, arranging these, helix-like, around a human instinct for hope, illumined, and sometimes faulted by, love."
- Melissa Pritchard, author of A Solemn Pleasure