Advisory Committee Chair
Advisory Committee Members
Alison A Chapman
Date of Award
Degree Name by School
Master of Arts (MA) College of Arts and Sciences
Night Comes Early to the Valley is a collection of short stories about vulnerable, flawed people trying to discover the best way to live their lives. They are well-meaning mothers, fathers, children, and lovers, yet all struggle to balance the fulfillment of their personal responsibilities with the realization of their deepest individual desires. The collection highlights characters who are desperate to atone for their mistakes, build brighter futures, and live up to the expectations of their loved ones--only to realize, over time, that the most formidable judge they'll ever face is their own conscience.
Miller, Caitlin Murphree, "Night Comes Early to the Valley" (2014). All ETDs from UAB. 2472.