Cleave Springs is a gentrifying neighborhood in the shadow of the nation’s capital.  These insightful, humane, and beautifully crafted stories introduce us to the neighborhood’s dazzling variety of characters—long-time survivors and new arrivals, preservationists and visionaries, black people and white people—as they navigate the complexities of diversity and change, and strive to realize a comforting vision of home.   



Life, like most of the neighborhoods we inhabit, is constantly in transition, a state of being that Andrew Wingfield captures beautifully in his stories about a neighborhood shifting and slouching toward the future.

--Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio     


© 2010 Andrew Wingfield