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F.C. Author Harper Reads from Debut Short Story Collection

Falls Church-based author Jonathan Harper will read from his debut short story collection Daydreamers at One More Page Books at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington, this Saturday, March 28, at 5 p.m. The reading will be followed by a wine reception.

Daydreamers, a collection of nine stories, received praise from novelist Genevieve Valentine (author of The Girls at the Kingfisher Club and Mechanique).

She said that Daydreamers is “A catalog of suburbia’s petty desolations and meditations on lost chances; Harper makes for a keen archivist of his characters’ flawed, unfinished manifestos.”

Harper, who has worked for the Lambda Literary Foundation from 2002-2005 and the News-Press from 2005-2007, has had his fiction and essays featured in multiple literary magazines including The Nervous Breakdown, Chelsea Station, Big Lucks, The Lambda Book Report as well as anthologies like Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader, The Lost Library and Best Gay Stories 2013. For more information, visit