Jacquelin Cangro


Read my short story “The Resurrectionist,” published in Valparaiso Fiction Review.  

Carob Mott kept watch on the almshouse across Hudson Street. He’d been waiting for the better part of two days for the signal. Sometimes he’d pace, but mainly he sat on a neighboring stoop, not daring to take his eyes off the second-story window for longer than a passing carriage… Read the full text here



The Resurrectionist—Published in Valparaiso Fiction Review, Winter 2016


Secrets of a Seamstress—A finalist in the Saturday Evening Post’s Great American Fiction Contest, 2014

An Italian immigrant is courted by a wealthy aristocrat in 1920s Brooklyn. It’s a secret she thinks she can keep from her husband and children, but what about the rest of the neighborhood.  Now available on Kindle 


Brooklyn Protocol—Published in The Macguffin, Winter/Spring 2005

After years away, a middle-aged, divorced woman returns to the family fold and is reminded that nothing has changed, including her sister’s priorities.


Labor Day, 1935— Published in Pangolin Papers, Spring 2005

Saxby Ford isn’t worried when the storm warnings are posted, he’s lived through bad storms before. What he doesn’t know is that this will be one of of the most devastating hurricanes on record. Taken from a true event, the hurricane that hit the Florida Keys over Labor Day weekend in 1935, forces Saxby to choose between staying on the island to protect everything his father left him and his wife, who wants to evacuate. He may have to come to terms with losing both.



Hemingway’s Gatsby  — Prick of the Spindle, September 2012
Morris-Jumel Mansion — Preservation Magazine, November 2008
Brooklyn Waterfront  — Preservation Magazine, September 2007
Coney Island: America’s Forgotten Playground  — History Magazine, March 2006

All you have to do is write one true sentence.
Write the truest sentence that you know. ~Ernest Hemingway