Kerry Langan Live Your Life & Other Stories

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Live Your Life & Other Stories

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In her second book of stories, Live Your Life & OTher Stories, Kerry Langan explores, through characters drawn from academe and the wider world, the myths that unconsciously shape our behavior and our sense of possibility-and what happens when, in an unguarded moment, an unforseen circumstance, we catch a defining glimpse of who we actually are. In the first section, Live Your Life!, an unemployed philosophy major fresh from college tries to live out his utopia; a teenage telemarketer learns success is more than cold calls and sales volume; a jilted groom stumbles into a full life; a hair dresser and single mother discovers freedom where she least expects it; a soap opera star finally learns where his character ends and he begins. In the stories in A Lonely Virtue, all set in a small college town, a student balances the scales with her seductive teacher; a post-doc on her first job interview unwittingly follows in her mother's footsteps; a competitive professor learns what he has in common with a colleague he scorns; a shy dean discovers courage and his ambitious wife come-uppance. We recognize ourselves in these characters; they cause us to wince and to laugh, and to wonder what myths we may be blindly living by-and what surprises await us if we open our eyes. "Kerry Langan will delight her readers with her comic eye, her honest heart, and her feats of characterization. These smart, lively stories are more than a pleasure to read. They are fun to read." Joe David Bellamy, author of Green Freedom and Atomic Love "The characters in Live Your Life, Kerry Langan's masterful new collection of short stories, are you, me, and everybody: people navigating the ordinariness of life, and coming to terms with how often ordinary falls short of expectation. Her characters work in hair salons or in telemarketing call centers; they are aging soap opera actors with waning careers. They are also jilted lovers, divorcées, wounded children, and middle-aged women who remain invisible to the second-rate entertainers they hoped might have saved them from loneliness. With sharp eye and even sharper intuition, Langan captures every disappointment, every yearning, but also brings to light those fractional turns each person makes that signal a determination to continue on and lead lives of quiet dignity. Langan possesses a delicate yet assured touch and no tendency toward the sentimental. In her capable hands, characters make progress that is subtle, never mawkish, and every step is imbued with humanity." Jane Ward, author of Hunger and The Mosaic Artist "Kerry Langan has an eye for the grace that sometimes comes as the unanticipated consequence loneliness and loss. She transforms even the tokens of her characters' absurdities and failures-a pogo stick, a For Sale sign, an inexpensive ring-into unexpected instruments of grace.Each of her wonderful stories is a lesson in sympathy, delivered with gentle humor and a deep understanding of the human heart." Rob Hardy, author of The Collecting Jar

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Book Description Wising Up Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.In her second book of stories, Live Your Life OTher Stories, Kerry Langan explores, through characters drawn from academe and the wider world, the myths that unconsciously shape our behavior and our sense of possibility-and what happens when, in an unguarded moment, an unforseen circumstance, we catch a defining glimpse of who we actually are. In the first section, Live Your Life!, an unemployed philosophy major fresh from college tries to live out his utopia; a teenage telemarketer learns success is more than cold calls and sales volume; a jilted groom stumbles into a full life; a hair dresser and single mother discovers freedom where she least expects it; a soap opera star finally learns where his character ends and he begins. In the stories in A Lonely Virtue, all set in a small college town, a student balances the scales with her seductive teacher; a post-doc on her first job interview unwittingly follows in her mother s footsteps; a competitive professor learns what he has in common with a colleague he scorns; a shy dean discovers courage and his ambitious wife come-uppance. We recognize ourselves in these characters; they cause us to wince and to laugh, and to wonder what myths we may be blindly living by-and what surprises await us if we open our eyes. Kerry Langan will delight her readers with her comic eye, her honest heart, and her feats of characterization. These smart, lively stories are more than a pleasure to read. They are fun to read. Joe David Bellamy, author of Green Freedom and Atomic Love The characters in Live Your Life, Kerry Langan s masterful new collection of short stories, are you, me, and everybody: people navigating the ordinariness of life, and coming to terms with how often ordinary falls short of expectation. Her characters work in hair salons or in telemarketing call centers; they are aging soap opera actors with waning careers. They are also jilted lovers, divorcees, wounded children, and middle-aged women who remain invisible to the second-rate entertainers they hoped might have saved them from loneliness. With sharp eye and even sharper intuition, Langan captures every disappointment, every yearning, but also brings to light those fractional turns each person makes that signal a determination to continue on and lead lives of quiet dignity. Langan possesses a delicate yet assured touch and no tendency toward the sentimental. In her capable hands, characters make progress that is subtle, never mawkish, and every step is imbued with humanity. Jane Ward, author of Hunger and The Mosaic Artist Kerry Langan has an eye for the grace that sometimes comes as the unanticipated consequence loneliness and loss. She transforms even the tokens of her characters absurdities and failures-a pogo stick, a For Sale sign, an inexpensive ring-into unexpected instruments of grace.Each of her wonderful stories is a lesson in sympathy, delivered with gentle humor and a deep understanding of the human heart. Rob Hardy, author of The Collecting Jar. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780982726266

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Book Description Wising Up Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. In her second book of stories, Live Your Life OTher Stories, Kerry Langan explores, through characters drawn from academe and the wider world, the myths that unconsciously shape our behavior and our sense of possibility-and what happens when, in an unguarded moment, an unforseen circumstance, we catch a defining glimpse of who we actually are. In the first section, Live Your Life!, an unemployed philosophy major fresh from college tries to live out his utopia; a teenage telemarketer learns success is more than cold calls and sales volume; a jilted groom stumbles into a full life; a hair dresser and single mother discovers freedom where she least expects it; a soap opera star finally learns where his character ends and he begins. In the stories in A Lonely Virtue, all set in a small college town, a student balances the scales with her seductive teacher; a post-doc on her first job interview unwittingly follows in her mother s footsteps; a competitive professor learns what he has in common with a colleague he scorns; a shy dean discovers courage and his ambitious wife come-uppance. We recognize ourselves in these characters; they cause us to wince and to laugh, and to wonder what myths we may be blindly living by-and what surprises await us if we open our eyes. Kerry Langan will delight her readers with her comic eye, her honest heart, and her feats of characterization. These smart, lively stories are more than a pleasure to read. They are fun to read. Joe David Bellamy, author of Green Freedom and Atomic Love The characters in Live Your Life, Kerry Langan s masterful new collection of short stories, are you, me, and everybody: people navigating the ordinariness of life, and coming to terms with how often ordinary falls short of expectation. Her characters work in hair salons or in telemarketing call centers; they are aging soap opera actors with waning careers. They are also jilted lovers, divorcees, wounded children, and middle-aged women who remain invisible to the second-rate entertainers they hoped might have saved them from loneliness. With sharp eye and even sharper intuition, Langan captures every disappointment, every yearning, but also brings to light those fractional turns each person makes that signal a determination to continue on and lead lives of quiet dignity. Langan possesses a delicate yet assured touch and no tendency toward the sentimental. In her capable hands, characters make progress that is subtle, never mawkish, and every step is imbued with humanity. Jane Ward, author of Hunger and The Mosaic Artist Kerry Langan has an eye for the grace that sometimes comes as the unanticipated consequence loneliness and loss. She transforms even the tokens of her characters absurdities and failures-a pogo stick, a For Sale sign, an inexpensive ring-into unexpected instruments of grace.Each of her wonderful stories is a lesson in sympathy, delivered with gentle humor and a deep understanding of the human heart. Rob Hardy, author of The Collecting Jar. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780982726266

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Book Description Wising Up Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 216 pages. Dimensions: 6.2in. x 2.8in. x 1.0in.In her second book of stories, Live Your Life and OTher Stories, Kerry Langan explores, through characters drawn from academe and the wider world, the myths that unconsciously shape our behavior and our sense of possibility-and what happens when, in an unguarded moment, an unforseen circumstance, we catch a defining glimpse of who we actually are. In the first section, Live Your Life!, an unemployed philosophy major fresh from college tries to live out his utopia; a teenage telemarketer learns success is more than cold calls and sales volume; a jilted groom stumbles into a full life; a hair dresser and single mother discovers freedom where she least expects it; a soap opera star finally learns where his character ends and he begins. In the stories in A Lonely Virtue, all set in a small college town, a student balances the scales with her seductive teacher; a post-doc on her first job interview unwittingly follows in her mothers footsteps; a competitive professor learns what he has in common with a colleague he scorns; a shy dean discovers courage and his ambitious wife come-uppance. We recognize ourselves in these characters; they cause us to wince and to laugh, and to wonder what myths we may be blindly living by-and what surprises await us if we open our eyes. Kerry Langan will delight her readers with her comic eye, her honest heart, and her feats of characterization. These smart, lively stories are more than a pleasure to read. They are fun to read. Joe David Bellamy, author of Green Freedom and Atomic Love The characters in Live Your Life, Kerry Langans masterful new collection of short stories, are you, me, and everybody: people navigating the ordinariness of life, and coming to terms with how often ordinary falls short of expectation. Her characters work in hair salons or in telemarketing call centers; they are aging soap opera actors with waning careers. They are also jilted lovers, divorces, wounded children, and middle-aged women who remain invisible to the second-rate entertainers they hoped might have saved them from loneliness. With sharp eye and even sharper intuition, Langan captures every disappointment, every yearning, but also brings to light those fractional turns each person makes that signal a determination to continue on and lead lives of quiet dignity. Langan possesses a delicate yet assured touch and no tendency toward the sentimental. In her capable hands, characters make progress that is subtle, never mawkish, and every step is imbued with humanity. Jane Ward, author of Hunger and The Mosaic Artist Kerry Langan has an eye for the grace that sometimes comes as the unanticipated consequence loneliness and loss. She transforms even the tokens of her characters absurdities and failures-a pogo stick, a For Sale sign, an inexpensive ring-into unexpected instruments of grace. Each of her wonderful stories is a lesson in sympathy, delivered with gentle humor and a deep understanding of the human heart. Rob Hardy, author of The Collecting Jar This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780982726266

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