Night Sounds and Other Stories
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BeschreibungA woman recalls the freedom and power of childhood games; a surprise anniversary party goes awry when the husband is hospitalized and the fault lines and strengths of a family are laid bare; a teacher rediscovers her calling amidst unthinkable tragedy; a lonely woman recognizes her responsibility to her sister's troubled life -- in this collection of stories the prose and passion of life are brought together in ways that show both the complexity and the simplicity of living. Told against a Midwest background, they focus mainly on women's experiences, yet nonetheless reflect universal conditions.This is what makes Karen Gettert Shoemaker's style so affecting and her stories so appealing. They capture those small moments in life, a passing glance or a child's smile, the night sounds of crickets or clocks, and celebrates them, delights in their ordinariness. These stories show the importance of knowing the preciousness of this life, whatever form it takes. These are simple stories, told with a grace and elegance that belies their joyful art and craft.
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: DUFOUR ED INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2002
Seitenanzahl: 159 Seiten