Now back in print, Ann Beattie's finest short story collection, reissued to accompany the publication of her latest novel, "The Doctor's House." Most of the characters in "Where You'll Find Me" grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, are in their twenties and thirties and embody a curious, yet familiar, fusion of hope and despair. In finely crafted ...Read MoreNow back in print, Ann Beattie's finest short story collection, reissued to accompany the publication of her latest novel, "The Doctor's House." Most of the characters in "Where You'll Find Me" grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, are in their twenties and thirties and embody a curious, yet familiar, fusion of hope and despair. In finely crafted narratives, Beattie writes of women nursing broken hearts, men looking for love, and married couples struggling to stay together.Read Less
New. 0020165609. Marfree, acidfree reprint as shown; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; 8 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches; 207 pages; \nFrom Publishers Weekly In Beattie's fourth short story collection, works that seemed aimless and unimpressive upon original publication are given an enriching context while better tales reaffirm the author's abilities. PW stated that the collection "transcends the purposeful absence of continuity and plot. " Copyright 1987 Reed. From Library Journal Beattie's stories are all "middle, " without beginnings or ends: she gives us glimpses of her characters as they gain insight through a random event or are "surprised into remembering" something. A moment of acceptance is crystallized in "In the White Night, " about a couple whose child has died. In "Summer People, " a chance encounter with a stranger leads a man to understand that he isn't connecting with his wife. Marriage and infidelity are recurring themes. In "Times, " a woman recalls her husband's confession of an affair. A realtor in "Janus" places a beautiful bowl, a gift from her departed lover, in each house she shows. Skillful and affecting contemporary stories, 12 of which have appeared in magazines, and three published here for the first time. Janet Wiehe, P. L. Of Cincinnati & Hamilton Cty. Copyright 1986 Reed.
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