The Ladies

Sara Veglahn

From the chrysalis-tomb comes this chorus, these ladies, with voices of green fire and river ice. They speak to us, the living, the as-yet-unwept, of the death world behind the glass and beneath the waves, at the end of night, and they lull, and they terrify. Sara Veglahn’s writing gives the crocus a tongue of flame. The Ladies, her latest novel, is a distillate of our dreams and nightmares, a bright offering. To read is to break the surface, to begin the sinking, to find in any moment a great distance opening like a hole in the known. 

Joanna Ruocco

author of THE WEEK, and DAN

The Ladies reads like a fever dream you wake from hungrily and fall to feasting–fall to dreaming again, hoping to return to the birds and the buckets, to rain and stones and confusions of being, to the marvelously muddied frontier between the living and the dead. Sara Veglahn gives us a lush, thingy, ethereal world all her very own. 

Noy Holland


Sara Veglahn is the author of the novel, The Mayflies (Dzanc, 2014), and several chapbooks, including, The Ladies: an excerpt (New Herring Press, 2013), Another Random Heart (Letter Machine Editions, 2009) and Closed Histories (Noemi, 2008). Her writing and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Conjunctions, Fence, Caketrain, Octopus, Full Stop, and elsewhere. Veglahn, who grew up in the Midwest, holds a PhD in literature and writing from the University of Denver, and an MFA in writing from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She teaches creative writing and literature and lives in Denver.
The Ladies By Sara Veglahn book cover
$15 Paperback | Published 2017
ISBN-13 978-1-934819-70-8