Reviews of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction

“This is an exciting and gorgeous literary debut.” –Jonathan Ames, author of The Extra Man

“You can hear Johnson’s voices ringing long after you put the stories down…No character could stay a stranger long in this writer’s hands.” –Los Angeles Times

“Deftly achieves both art and amusement…Johnson’s ability to coax the heart as much as the mind…marks the author as a storyteller at her most potent.” –Seattle Weekly

“Rich, unhurried layering showcases [Johnson’s] larger themes…Both hip and elegant, these assured stories…simmer and resonate.” –Publishers Weekly