The Record Player: and Other Stories (MVP)

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Moranville's prose is subtle and precise, quietly working its way into the reader's subconscious until we cannot help but love her characters, in spite of (and also because of) all their faults, as we would members of our own families. We find them at family funerals, in Paris chaperoning students, in a hotel bar at the beginning of an illicit tryst, and their stories move to simple yet powerful moments of insight. Moranville's special ability is to evoke the past, creating shared memories of the preceding seventy years that will resonate with many readers.

"Moranville is an insightful chronicler of those small moments that provide the pivots for larger changes in life. There is nothing obvious about the stories in this wonderful debut collection; rather, their satisfaction lies in their subtlety, their realistic rendering of Midwestern emotional life, and their careful weighing of the loss and gain exacted by our most intimate relationships."-Osha Gray Davidson, author of Broken Heartland: The Rise of Arnerka's Rural Ghetto

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