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LATER THE SAME DAY.

Paley, Grace.

ISBN 10: 0374184097 / ISBN 13: 9780374184094
Published by FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX. NY 1985, 1985
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: LATER THE SAME DAY.

Publisher: FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX. NY 1985

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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In this collection of seventeen stories, the author of "Enormous Changes at the Last Minute" reintroduces familiar characters whose perspectives have matured, but whose activities still center on family pursuits, community welfare, and future plans

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Later The Same Day combines Grace Paley's talent for innovative short stories with her unwavering commitment to feminist peace activism. Her characters are heroic in ordinary ways - they talk, laugh, and think about the things that matter to them. They live normal, everyday lives yet remain awake and focused in their concern about the future, emanating wisdom, humor, disappointment, hope, and fear. These stories center upon an appropriately named character, Faith, who tells and listens to the stories of friends, neighbors, lovers, and strangers struggling to find hope and meaning in their sometimes shattered lives. As the story titles suggest, Faith's endless confidence in her friends and in the ordinary powers of "Listening" and in becoming a "Story Hearer" pave the way for radical transformation. In "Zagrowsky Tells," Faith runs into the old Jewish pharmacist whose drug store she and her friends once picketed because he refused to sell to black patrons. Now, years later, she listens to how the ordinary act of learning to love his half black, half-Jewish grandson has taught him to unlearn his racism. Throughout the collection, neighbors learn to listen to each other, husbands and lovers learn to hear women, women who are longtime friends and political allies validate each others lives, and strangers tell stories that need to be heard. For Grace Paley, these important ties of love, faith, and language are what create community. -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Suzanne Sowinska

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