Maggie Brown & Others

Author(s): Peter Orner
Original Publish Date: Jul 02, 2019
Product Number: EB00742205
Released: Jul 02, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316419314
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In this powerful and virtuosic collection of interlocking stories, each one "a marvel of concision and compassion" (Washington Post), a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and "master of his form" (New York Times) takes the short story to new heights. Through forty-four compressed gems, Peter Orner, a writer who "doesn't simply bring his characters to life, he gives them souls" (NYT Book Review), chronicles people whose lives are at inflection points, gripping us with a series of defining moments. Whether it's a first date that turns into a late-night road trip to a sEance in an abandoned airplane hangar, or a family's memories of the painful mystery surrounding a neglected uncle's demise, Orner reveals how our fleeting decisions between kindness and abandonment chase us across time. These stories are anchored by a poignant novella that delivers not only the joys and travails of a forty-year marriage, but an entire era in a working-class New England city. Bristling with the crackling energy of life itself, Maggie Brown & Others marks the most sustained achievement to date for "a master of his form" (New York Times). -A New York Times Notable Book -A Chicago Tribune Notable Book -An Oprah Magazine Best Book of 2019 -Kirkus Reviews Best Short Fiction of 2019 -Longlisted for the Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize

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Author(s): Peter Orner
Narrator(s): Peter Orner
Product Number Z100159754
Released: Jul 28, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780593293973

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