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Publisher Comments:

This reissue of Grace Paleys classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again. Whether writing about the love (and conflict) between parents and children or between husband and wife, or about the struggles of aging single mothers or disheartened political organizers to make sense of the world, she brings the same unerring ear for the rhythm of life as it is actually lived.
 
The Collected Stories is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

Synopsis:

This reissue of Grace Paleys classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again. Whether writing about the love (and conflict) between parents and children or between husband and wife, or about the struggles of aging single mothers or disheartened political organizers to make sense of the world, she brings the same unerring ear for the rhythm of life as it is actually lived.
 
The Collected Stories is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

Synopsis:

Grace Paleys classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again. Whether writing about the love (and conflict) between parents and children or between husband and wife, or about the struggles of aging single mothers or disheartened political organizers to make sense of the world, she brings the same unerring ear for the rhythm of life as it is actually lived.
 
The Collected Stories is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

About the Author

Grace Paley divides her time between New York City and Thetford Hill, Vermont.

Table of Contents

Two Ears, Three Lucks

Goodbye and Good Luck

A Woman, Young and Old

The Pale Pink Roast

The Loudest Voice

The Contest

An Interest in Life

An Irrevocable Diameter

Two Short Sad Stories from a Long and Happy Life

The Used-Boy Raisers

A Subject of Childhood

In Time, Which Made a Monkey of Us All

The Floating Truth

Wants

Debts

Distance

Faith in the Afternoon

Gloomy Tune

Living

Come On, Ye Sons of Art

Faith in a Tree

Samuel

The Burdened Man

Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

Politics

Northeast Playground

The Little Girl

A Conversation with My Father

The Immigrant Story

The Long-Distance Runner

Love

Dreamer in a Dead Language

In the Garden

Somewhere Else

Lavinia: An Old Story

Friends

At That Time, or The History of a Joke

Anxiety

In This Country, but in Another Language, My Aunt Refuses to Marry the Men Everyone Wants Her To

Mother

Ruthy and Edie

A Man Told Me the Story of His Life

The Story Hearer

This Is a Story about My Friend George, the Toy Inventor

Zagrowsky Tells

The Expensive Moment

Listening

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374126360
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Author:
Paley, Grace
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
20070403
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.26 x 6.42 x 1.205 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 400 pages Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Incorporated - English 9780374126360 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
This reissue of Grace Paleys classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again. Whether writing about the love (and conflict) between parents and children or between husband and wife, or about the struggles of aging single mothers or disheartened political organizers to make sense of the world, she brings the same unerring ear for the rhythm of life as it is actually lived.
 
The Collected Stories is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.
"Synopsis" by ,
Grace Paleys classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again. Whether writing about the love (and conflict) between parents and children or between husband and wife, or about the struggles of aging single mothers or disheartened political organizers to make sense of the world, she brings the same unerring ear for the rhythm of life as it is actually lived.
 
The Collected Stories is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.
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