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AVAILABLE NOW! GRACE: Stories and a Novella

"Grace: Stories and a Novella is writing and literature at its very best."


Windy City Reviews





"We're all flawed and confronted daily with sometimes slight but often apparently insurmountable challenges. But if we dig deep, what we unearth from the depths of our souls, if we're lucky, can allow us to overcome and carry on to live another day with an untortured heart."

This is the sentiment Dan Burns explores in his exciting new collection. Five stories and a novella highlight Burns's range as a storyteller and his ability to see life and all its emotions through a unique lens. This collection features his most personal and insightful stories to date.





"It's my feeling that these stories will stay with us, move us, and change us for the better. These are not cardboard characters but real people who love, hate, worry, deny, and seek revenge. Grace: Stories and a Novella is writing and literature at its very best."

- Windy City Reviews


"This is a great mix of short stories with a little something for everyone. I appreciate the ease at which the author can move between genres; this shows a great amount of talent. The prose is smooth. The descriptions are rich, and the dialogue is realistic. Well done."

- 2020 Benjamin Franklin Awards


"This latest collection by writer Dan Burns mines the innermost conflicts experienced by each tale's characters to produce a work in which the parts are as powerful as the whole."  

-IndieReader, 4.5/5 - IR Approved


"Grace: Stories and a Novella is a reflective collection whose stories move across times and circumstances to arrive somewhere real. Dan Burns's genre-diverse short story collection Grace captures characters and fleeting moments while putting a twist on everyday life."  

-Foreword Clarion Reviews


2020 Finalist, National Indie Excellence Book Awards


2020 Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards


2020 Finalist, Chicago Writers Assocation Book of the Year Awards