Consecration Pond | Laura Bonazzoli


On the shores of Consecration Pond, a burn victim begs her husband’s ghost for forgiveness for failing to save him, a retired teacher counsels a reporter seeking easy answers to the cause of his neighbor’s death, and a boy’s self-imposed rite of passage nearly costs him his life.

The eleven linked short stories in Laura Bonazzoli’s collection take place in and around the same pond in rural Maine. Together, these stories offer a meditation on the nature of wisdom, the risks and gifts of allowing ourselves to be seen, and the challenge of creating meaning in the wake of loss.

5.5″ x 8.5″ Softcover book
175 pages
Short Fiction
Published: July 2022

This item is located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

6 in stock

Laura Bonazzoli
Toad Hall Editions

​Laura Bonazzoli’s fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including Evening Street Review, The Sandy River Review, and many others. After her short story “Under a Spotlight Moon” appeared in the literary magazine kerning, publisher Toad Hall Editions agreed to publish her novel in stories, Consecration Pond, which includes “Under a Spotlight Moon.” Consecration Pond was published in August, 2022.

Laura has also published poetry in more than thirty literary magazines, including Connecticut River Review, Northern New England Review, and Naugatuck River Review, as well as in several anthologies and on Maine Public Radio’s Poems from Here. Her personal essays have appeared in literary and mainstream journals.

Shipping Measurements

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in