The Turkey Stories by Julie Showalter was published in the New England Review: Vol. 18, No. 2 (Spring, 1997) and was a 1999 Pushcart Prize winner. Julie read The Night 3,000 Turkeys Died, an excerpt from The Turkey Stories, on NPR’s This American Life – 1995 Poultry Slam special. Her reading can be heard Act Two of Poultry Slam (12.01.1995).
For a text version of the entire short story, go to Read The Turkey Stories By Julie Showalter
Originally posted Apr 30, 2006 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of AllanShowalter.com
Julie Showalter was the fiercely intelligent, sexy, and loving woman with whom I had a outrageously wonderful marriage that ended with her death in late 1999 from cancer diagnosed the week of our wedding nearly 20 years earlier. She was also a brilliant scholar, the mother of our two sons, and a prize-winning author. Many posts on this blog are about her and still others consist of her writings. Julie’s Story is the account of our unlikely romance, Information can be found at Julie Showalter FAQ.