Stock Image

The Tomcat's Wife and Other Stories

Bly, Carol

14 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0060165049 / ISBN 13: 9780060165048
Published by HarperTrade, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Kennedy Books (Jamestown, ND, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 13, 2004

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 30.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 7.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Fine/Fine unread copy protected by Archival Brodart Cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000364

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Tomcat's Wife and Other Stories

Publisher: HarperTrade, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

Bly's second collection of short stories set in the flyover landscape of Minnesota.

From Publishers Weekly:

Bly's second collection of short stories ( Backbone ) portrays Midwesterners living in the Twin Cities area whose seemingly unremarkable lives are altered by tragedy or by revelation. Abuse and responsibility to others are often examined: in "My Lord Bag of Rice," a woman liberated by her abusive husband's death opens a boardinghouse where she hopes to assemble a warm, family-like group of tenants; "The Tender Organizations" concerns an Episcopal rector's wife and a nurse who take action against a woman who refuses her cruel and cancer-stricken husband his painkillers; in "Amends," the younger sister of a murdered girl is given scholarship money by a woman with secret insights into the crime. The title story involves a husband and wife enthralled by a more worldly couple until they learn that their friends' superiority masks unhappiness and perceived failings. Bly's characterizations are believable, her observations accurate, her prose alternately lighthearted and solemn. These eight solid tales of basic emotions and situations are unified by common themes of marriage, education, love and death, and told from diverse, always sympathetic points of view.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Welcome to Kennedy Books. We have spent many years collecting modern firsts, many signed. We focus on fiction, poetry, biography and books on the craft of writing and the joy of reading.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

North Dakota residents add 5% sales tax. All items are subject to prior sale;
prices are subject to change. Any book may be returned within ten days of receipt.
Notice of decision to return is requested.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express