The short stories and memoir were previously published in literary magazines and newspapers.
PRAISE FOR IN THE MIDDLE OF ALMOST AND OTHER STORIES
Lerner presents (the characters) so well that they jump right off the page and connect with you emotionally. - Every Day is an Adventure, Blog
... beautifully written. I really enjoyed all the stories, especially Out on a Ledge where I felt a particular affinity to Jessica and her story which was both touching and bittersweet. - The Aussie Zombie, blog
The protagonists in her stories exude a deep sexuality and abiding intelligence that make the reader root for her to find the man who's truly deserving and even though it doesn't happen, you know it will. These stories resonate long after you put down the book.- Les Edgerton, novelist, author of nine books, including Hooked and The Bitch.
The memoirs deal mostly with family memories. The last one, "Memories in a Desk Drawer," being perhaps the most moving part of the whole collection. - The Book Connection, blog