The Pieces We Keep is a collection of short stories told by vivid voices. Some voices are familiar: characters from scripture, history, folklore, myth and legend; others spring from the world around us and speak a modern tongue. Together, they direct our gaze to life’s small details – taking down the Christmas lights, swimming on a summer’s day, remembering the names of wild flowers, looking back and looking forward. The familiar becomes strange and the overlooked beautiful as Katie Munnik calls us to consider anew why stories matter.
The book charts the changing cycles and seasons of the year, reflecting the liturgical patterns of the church and all the weathers of our hearts.
The Pieces We Keep is available from major bookshops and online in paperback and e-book formats from Wild Goose Publications.
‘Katie Munnik is an excellent storyteller … Her stories are flesh and blood. They bring those big stories to life, while opening up new insights and perspectives.’
– Donald Smith, Director, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival
Katie Munnik was longlisted for the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize.
Other poems have been published in The Cardiff Review, Chroma Magazine, Amaryllis,
and in Wild Goose Publications anthologies
The Hay Festival Blog – Please Mind Your Head
The Pool – I Emptied My Four-Year-Old’s Coat Pockets
Seren Books Short Story of the Month – Swimming
Dangerous Women Project – What the Midwife Taught Me
The New Quarterly – Currently Living In …
Newspaper and Magazines
Regular contributor to The Christian Courier
Columnist for The Presbyterian Record
Contributor to Geez Magazine