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This wonderful collection of short stories is the first by author Marian Carcache. Many of her stories have been previously published in literary journals and anthologized in various works, but this is the first time her stories have appeared in a volume of her own. Her main characters are quirky, funny, sometimes a bit sad, always charming, and they each possess an inner toughness that belies their seemingly fragile nature. At times laugh out loud funny, Carcache's characters will stick with you long after you finish reading their stories. From the introduction: "In many of [Carcache's] stories, in the diner or the beauty parlor, or in letters, characters tell one another stories. This is the commonest art form of east Alabama and, as it has always been, a powerful courtship technique. Just as Othello wooed Desdemona with tales of his adventures of travel, war, slavery, and life among strange peoples, so Eddy, a university lecturer in 'Zeus and the Zap Man,' charms Miranda: 'The thing that made me stay with him was the stories he told.' What is true for Miranda is just as true for readers of this volume. The stories she tells make us stick with her." Don Noble, literary scholar, book reviewer, host of Alabama Public Television's BOOKMARK series
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