All Things All At Once New And Selected Stories

Author: Lee K. Abbott
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393343197
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All Things All At Once New And Selected Stories from the Author: Lee K. Abbott. The long-awaited new collection from Lee K. Abbott, "Cheever's true heir, our major American short story writer" (William Harrison). Here are stories about fathers and sons, stories about men and women, and stories about the relationships between men by one of our most gifted story writers. The narrator of "The Who, the What and the Why," begins breaking into his own house as a sort of therapy after his daughter dies. In "The Human Use of Inhuman Beings," the main character realizes that his closest relationship is to an angel, who appears to him only to announce the death of loved ones. All Things, All at Once reminds us why Lee K. Abbott is to be treasured: his perfect pitch for tales of hapless Southwesterners, his way with sympathetic irony, his eye that skillfully notes the awkward humiliations—common heartbreak, fractured families—and records it all in lyrical, affectionate language. In tales new and from previous collections Abbott examines lived life and the lies we necessarily tell about it.

Burning Man

Author: Edward Falco
ISBN: 9780870745683
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Burning Man from the Author: Edward Falco. The central characters in these 11 stories are men who can't find peace, who find themselves in conflict with their world and with themselves. Often, the conflict is rooted in the past, in a relationship with a family member, or in a loss of some kind—a loved one, ideals, dreams, ambitions. Remarkably, these men don't seem very different from the rest of us, man or woman, young or old, past or present. “A splendid book of stories that ravish and ennoble and hearten, even as the news remains bad. Falco has more talent than ought to be legal or mortal. I can't imagine a better book of stories will be published this year. ”—Lee K. Abbott, author ofAll Things, All at Once: New and Selected Stories “As much as I love some of Falco's earlier work—stories like 'Gifts,' for instance, or 'Silver Dollars,' which seem to be among the most powerful fiction of the last quarter-century—in this new book he's taken his work to even greater heights. The title story is a stunner, and so are several others. But frankly, there's no point in my directing readers to the highlights. The highlight is the collection itself.”—Steve Yarbrough, author ofSafe from the Neighbors “Burning Man is a lean, forthright, often devastating examination of our ineluctable longing for beauty and truth.”—Susann Cokal, author ofMirabilis “Ed Falco is an enchanter who casts his spell with what Ford Madox Ford called the 'fresh usual word,' with impeccable sentences, and with unerring and exquisite details. These unsettling explorations of men at a dangerous age, whose quiet lives are often haunted and shaped by loss, are savvy, fearless, and achingly beautiful. Burning Man represents Ed Falco at the height of his considerable narrative powers. What talent, what nerve, what a wondrous and spellbinding collection.”—John Dufresne, author ofRequiem, Mass.

Wet Places At Noon

Author: Lee K. Abbott
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587290006
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Wet Places At Noon from the Author: Lee K. Abbott. Abbott's community is pure Americana, a wild world inhabited by gloriously street-smart smartasses: overeducated, underemployed men mourning for the confident women who have left them—or have they?—but knowing that equally confident women are just around the corner—or are they? His urgent, maximalist style allows their exhilarating voices to be heard and remembered.

How Celia Changed Her Mind And Selected Stories

Author: Rose Terry Cooke
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813511665
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How Celia Changed Her Mind And Selected Stories from the Author: Rose Terry Cooke. This anthology of fiction by Rose Terry Cooke contains eleven stories, drawn together for the first time in one volume, that reflect the whole spectrum of Cooke's career from the 1850s to the 1890s. It restores to American literature the work of a writer highly admired in her own day and increasingly recognized today as an important figure in the development of realism, the evolution of regionalism as a literary form, and the emergence of women writers in nineteenth-century fiction. Cooke's stories are rich literarily and historically; her command of dialect, ear for dialogue, dramatic sense, and ability to draw interesting, memorable characters all distinguish her work. This reissue of some of her best work represents an important contribution to the canon of American literature. Elizabeth Ammons is Associate Professor of English nd of American Studies at Tufts University. She is the editor of Critical Essays on Harriet Beecher Stowe and the author of Edith Wharton's Argument with America.

Bar Stories

Author: Nan Byrne
ISBN: 9781933964096
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Bar Stories from the Author: Nan Byrne. 14 strong stories inside the bar life of anywhere, America by such fine writers as: Michael Piafsky, Mark Higgins, Matt Oliver, MO Walsh, Lou Fisher, Molly Hoekstra, Bruce Taylor, Karl Elder, GK Wuori, Gary Young, Harlyn Aizley, Robert Flanagan, Lee Capps, Lee K. Abbott.

Scoring From Second

Author: Philip F. Deaver
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803206953
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Scoring From Second from the Author: Philip F. Deaver. Why do accomplished writers (and grown-ups) like Ron Carlson, Rick Bass, and Michael Chabon (to name but a few of those represented here) still obsess over their baseball days? What is it about this green game of suspense that not only moves us but can also move us to flights of lyrical writing? In Scoring from Second: Writers on Baseball some of the literary lights of our day answer these questions with essays, reminiscences, and meditations on the sport that is America's game but also a deeply personal experience for player, observer, and fan alike. Here writers as different as Andre Dubus and Leslie Epstein, Chabon and Floyd Skloot, Michael Martone and William Least Heat-Moon reflect on the game they grew up with, the players who thrilled them, and the lessons that baseball holds for us all. From the one-season wonder to the long-haul heroes to the hall of fame, the game that has framed so many American summers-and lives-comes to quirky, instructive, and always entertaining life in these pages. Philip F. Deaver is the author of How Men Pray and Silent Retreats and winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. He is writer-in-residence and associate professor of English at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Lee K. Abbott is the author of seven collections of short stories, including Wet Places at Noon and All Things, All at Once: New & Selected Stories. He is a professor of English at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Contributors: Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Rick Bass, Larry Blakely, Earl S. Braggs, Christopher Buckley, Rick Campbell, David Carkeet, Ron Carlson, Michael Chabon, Mick Cochrane, Hal Crowther, Andre Dubus, Leslie Epstein, Gary Forrester, Lee Gutkind, Jeffrey Hammond, Jeffrey Higa, Peter Ives, Richard Jackson, William Least Heat-Moon, Lee Martin, Michael Martone, Cris Mazza, Kyle Minor, Dan O'Neill, Susan Perabo, Rachael Perry, Kurt Rheinheimer, Louis D. Rubin Jr., Luke Salisbury, Floyd Skloot, Tom Stanton, Michael Steinberg, Tim D. Stone, and Robert Vivian.

Book Review Index 2009

Author: Dana Ferguson
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414419121
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Book Review Index 2009 from the Author: Dana Ferguson.