"Jonathan Miller has written an engaging collection of stories ... it is a reminder of the power fiction has to help us better understand ourselves by reading about other people's lives."
– Tom Eblen, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader columnist
"Miller's writing is sharp and accomplished, and he has a good grasp on the emotional nuances that make for realistic characters."
– Carrie Ann Lahain, Las Vegas writer, editor and book reviewer
On Your Own, Jonathan Miller's story collection, follows the kind of people you know, but reveals the thoughts and feelings they might never tell you.
These characters – young brothers, struggling husbands and wives, aging bachelors, restless office workers – maneuver through the worlds of childhood, sports, marriage, alcohol, sex, the workplace, and longing for connection, under Miller's honest gaze. His clean, straightforward writing does not rely on extravagant plots (though significant surprises occur); he finds a quiet richness in events that can and do happen to all of us every day.
Like the sun providing a rare glimpse down the clear water of a well, the clarity of prose in On Your Own allows us to witness people as their deeper realizations become known.