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Peggy Rambach

Peggy Rambach

Peggy Rambach is the author of a chapbook of short stories, When the Animals Leave and the novel Fighting Gravity. She edited two anthologies that emerged from her work teaching creative writing in the health care and social service sectors, All That Matters: Memoir From the Wellness Community of Greater Boston and Seeds of Lotus: Cambodian and Vietnamese Voices in America.

She was twice awarded the Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Grant in Fiction, was the recipient of the St. Botolph Foundation Grant in Literature, was a Fellow at the MacDowell and Yaddo Artist Colonies, and named a Literacy Champion by the Massachusetts Literacy Foundation. Ms. Rambach teaches creative writing to incarcerated men and women at the Suffolk County House of Correction in Boston, Massachusetts and is on the faculty of Chatham University’s Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing. She grew up in New York City and lives in northeastern, Massachusetts.


New Releases:

Fighting Gravity


PFP Publishing is extremely pleased and honored to announce the release of a new edition of Rambach's novel, Fighting Gravity  in print and eBook versions. 








Praise for Rambach's Work:

This highly charged story … covers a wide emotional spectrum …without becoming a soap opera. . .”                       

- Library Journal

 “A meticulous and wrenching tale of love and the will to survive. …This streamlined and potent novel … is indeed a tragic and haunt-ing tale.”                                                                               

 - Booklist

“[Rambach’s] prose is wiry, deft and piercingly descriptive; she gets well inside emotional events while keeping her detached regard un-ruffled.”                                                                   

 - New York Times

“… a tragic tale, bravely and cleanly told…. [Rambach] writes with lean language — disarmingly direct — but with deft, almost seam-less shifts of time and place that create tension, suspense. …The writing is powerfully concise, a poet's prose. … Rambach's book is deeply, desperately sad — a story of love that turns into a tale of bitterness. It is deeply human — memorable and artful.”

- The Baltimore Sun

“…it is an astonishing work, an agonizing, moving short novel that owes nothing to life but inspiration. …Rambach has painted an in-tense, precisely observed picture of life with a writer and a much older man that is fresh, controlled, and a little bit scary.”

- The Boston Globe

“Rambach examines both the maimed and the fit in a story of a mar-riage that disintegrates under the pressures of injury and insult. … a chronicle of rage, resistance and finally explosive hurt…she tries to give each character a voice; …[and] tries to understand how physical devastation precipitates psychic destruction.”  

- The Times-Picayune