cover of The Wallace House of Pain including seal for American Fiction Award winner

A portrait of troubled family relations, modern social justice issues and deeply personal choices.

In The Wallace House of Pain, activist Xander Wallace and his straitlaced father do not have an easy relationship. Jim’s views on race, immigration, gender, sexuality and even millennials alienate his son no matter how hard Xander tries to find common ground.

Toss in Jim’s second marriage ten months after Xander’s mother died and it’s a volatile cocktail.

How, against this backdrop, will Xander dare to bare his soul and reveal his greatest secret?

Winner of the 2023 American Fiction Award for Best Novelette

Praise for The Wallace House of Pain

Stevens tackles sensitive but relevant topics…[she] has done a wonderful and respectful job of bringing across a positive message of acceptance and love that any person who has ever struggled with that would love to read. I’m excited to read any future novels by this author and see what impact she has on the world today!” — Readers’ Favorite

A must read!….It’s desperately sad that so many live a lie for fear of being made to feel they’re somehow less worthy of love and acceptance. This book sends out a powerful message to all. I think many will be comforted by it.” — Chat About Books

“A great study in character and relationships.” — A Little Book Problem

“Uncomfortable. Disheartening. Familiar. It will ring true to many. Subtext and subtleties that keep you thinking.” — Amazon Reviewer

“I couldn’t put this book down. Quite a few gems packed into this novelette – a lot of food for thought and reflection!” — Amazon Reviewer

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  1. I saw this won highest honors for the American Fiction Awards. Absolutely well deserved! Congratulations! <3

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