Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing

Stories
Product Number: EB00626584
Released: Nov 16, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061893452
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With this first book of fiction, a gifted young writer brings together eight superbly crafted stories that peer deeply into the human heart, exploring lives derailed by the loss of a vital connection to the land and to the natural world of which they are a part. "Mule Killers" evokes the end of an era and of a grandfather's dreams when he decides to replace animal power on his farm with tractors. Two restless young girls in "Sweethearts of the Rodeo" live out their last summer of innocence, riding ponies recklessly and spying on their boss and the wealthy women who visit him. In "Phantom Pain," the Tennessee woods are a sliver of what they once were, men now hunt with GPS and cell phones, and the rumor of a dangerous panther on the loose stirs up a small town. An unexpected vision of the beauty and mystery of life redeems the darkest moments in this stellar debut collection, a book that readers will want to read and reread.

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Author(s): Lydia Peelle
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Jul 21, 2009

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Author(s): Lydia Peelle
Genre: Short Stories
Product Number EB00236278
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061960710

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