Through twenty-three connected short stories, the author looks into the lives of the inhabitants of a small town in the American heartland. These psychological portraits of the sensitive and imaginative townsfolk are seen through the eyes of a young reporter/narrator, George Willard. Their stories are about loneliness and alienation, passion and virginity, wealth and poverty, thrift and profligacy, carelessness and abandon. With Winesburg, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson charted a new direction in American fiction, evoking with his simple and intense style the quiet moments of epiphany in the lives of ordinary men and women. Winesburg, Ohio, when it first appeared, kept me up a whole night in a steady crescendo of emotion. Hart Crane A] timeless book of connected short stories about the brave, cowardly, and altogether realistic inhabitants of an imaginary American town. AudioFile considered to be one of the forerunners of modern fiction a] ground-breaking masterpiece Midwest Book Review.