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In this collection of five short stories and one novella, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres presents a contemplation of the sometimes mutually exclusive matters of love, friendship, and marriage. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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“A glorious achievement. . . . Infinitely satisfying. . . . A triumph.” –The New York Times Book Review
“A fine collection, with a resonating and particularly rewarding novella.” –San Francisco Chronicle
“Impressive . . . brilliant . . . engrossing. . . . This is a book that will last and last.” –The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Thrilling to read. . . . The prose has about it the effortlessness only effort can produce.” –USA Today
“Thoroughly familiar moments are captured by Ms. Smiley with such immediacy and precision that we are left with a sense of having participated in her characters’ lives.” –The New York Times
s a book that will last and last."
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
Here is a stunning collection of five stories and a novella, written in Jane Smiley's clear and elegant prose, and filled with the unmistakable sound of real people going about the business--and pleasure--of real life. In the title novella, "THE AGE OF GRIEF," a man meditates on the vagaries of love and family life. Certain that his wife has fallen in love with someone else--and been spurned by him--he tries to recover what he calls "the ironic middle," the good-humored, matter-of-fact heart of the marriage where he can keep her from knowing of his own sorrow.
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Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0394558480
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