The Stone Sister
Spanning the mid- to late 20th century and set in the Elkhorn Valley of southwestern Montana, The Stone Sister is told from the points of view of a father, sister, and nurse. Winner of the 2020 Big Moose Prize.
Ballet at the Moose
Showcases sixteen of Patterson extraordinary stories, many of which were published in journals. In these stories, Patterson explores what it is to grow up female in the American West.
Outrages, awe, disillusionment, loneliness, fear, joy, acceptance, and love–these are the responses to the West portrayed in this collection of more than 200 years of Montana women writers.
Caroline Patterson is the executive director of the Missoula Writing Collaborative. She has published a story collection, Ballet at the Moose Lodge, a literary anthology, A Million Acres, Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart, two children’s books on the natural world, and her work has appeared in anthologies including Montana Noir and Bright Bones. Her novel The Stone Sister won the Big Moose Prize and is due for publication this year.