Radiant Shimmering Light: A Novel
This Cake Is for the Party
The Missing Story

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“Selecky’s stories are also ridiculously witty. Compelling, clever and exceptionally crafted, This Cake really delivers.”
Globe and Mail
“The stories are tender, broken, deceptively unassuming then unexpectedly breathtaking.”
Giller jury citation
“Selecky’s writing, so unfussy and fresh, lures the reader in over and over again.”
The New York Times Book Review
“Selecky sinks her teeth into something far more powerful than the violence of loss: she skillfully wrests devastation from its customary gloom of lamentation and regret, and bares its overwhelming beauty.”
Globe and Mail
“Dry and funny, exact and exacting, the 10 short stories in This Cake is for the Party elevate economy of expression itself to an art.”
Giller jury citation
“The subjects of these 10 sparkling stories tend to live everyday lives, with everyday problems and neuroses about food, friends, lovers, parents and spouses. And yet they’re utterly fascinating.”
The New York Times Book Review
“Sarah Selecky’s debut is an exceptional story collection full of regret and celebration, wisdom and wit.”
Globe and Mail