The Genuine Stories

What if you could heal the sick?

Mend the injured?

Meet Genuine Eriksson

The Genuine Stories made me laugh and cry. It touched my heart and I burned through it in a matter of a few sittings. It’s not a very long book at right under 200 pages, but it is a compelling one with really interesting characters, who have flaws and are completely human, even if they have a startling ability. Susan Smith Daniels has crafted a masterful tale of an extraordinary young woman and those whose lives she touches. It’s a great read and I highly recommend it.”

–Ashley Perkins, Game Vortex

“’The Genuine Stories’ is a striking debut and this reader would be genuinely pleased if Daniels returned to her unusual and memorable character in future works. ”

–Rob Cline, The Gazette

“’The Genuine Stories’ is 205 pages of sheer wonder and amazing storytelling… It’s one of those rare books that leaves you pondering for days after reading it how you personally would react to situations she describes.”

–Ed Pierce, Journal Tribune

“The yearning and wonder in these connected stories is palpable. Beyond the magical element of Genuine Eriksson’s ability to heal, the people whose lives she touches are described with a subtlety of grace that delves into the quiet thrum of what makes relationships happen. The stories and their characters remain memorable long after the pages are tuned. This captivating book will leave you breathless.”

–Eugenia Kim, author of The Kinship of Secrets

“I loved these stories. I love this character. I love this writer. I can’t remember the last time I found a book to be both a total page-turner and also an authentically satisfying literary experience. Susan Daniels is an exciting new talent and The Genuine Stories is a genuine triumph.”

–Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion

“Each of these stories is a gem. Susan Daniels manages to pull the rug out from under even the smallest of gestures and the interactions of couples, families, and strangers, revealing over and over the human touch in all its guises as miraculous. In showing the act of healing, she uncovers human beings at their most vulnerable. These are wise stories, and the feeling of the miraculous and of grace is palpable in each of them. In this world, anything, she seems to tell us, is possible.”

–Karen Osborn, author of Centerville

“’The Genuine Stories’ made me laugh and cry. It touched my heart and I burned through it in a matter of a few sittings. It’s not a very long book at right under 200 pages, but it is a compelling one with really interesting characters, who have flaws and are completely human, even if they have a startling ability. Susan Smith Daniels has crafted a masterful tale of an extraordinary young woman and those whose lives she touches. It’s a great read and I highly recommend it.”

–Ashley Perkins, Game Vortex

“The yearning and wonder in these connected stories is palpable. Beyond the magical element of Genuine Eriksson’s ability to heal, the people whose lives she touches are described with a subtlety of grace that delves into the quiet thrum of what makes relationships happen. The stories and their characters remain memorable long after the pages are tuned. This captivating book will leave you breathless.”

–Eugenia Kim, author of The Kinship of Secrets