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"Women always know more about the facts of life because most of the facts happen to women," writes a mother to her daughter in the title story of this breathtaking collection, which goes on to prove just that.

Nanci Kincaid's eight exquisite stories deftly capture the kind of moments a woman never forgets. Watching the mysterious transformation of your mother as she dolls herself up for a night on the town--with a man other than your father. Watching your best friend fall for the bad boy in town. Wondering if the man at work you're secretly in love with means something by the hand he lets linger on your arm. Kissing a man named Gable on a moonlit night when you've just found out you have only a few months left to live.

With an irresistible narrative voice that captures both the humor and heartbreak of love, Nanci Kincaid paints a portrait of women's lifelong courtship with men that will make you laugh and cry in recognition.

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These eight exquisite stories from the award-winning author of "Crossing Blood" capture with extraordinary clarity those moments in life that women never forget.

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Set in the modern South, Kincaid's stories bring with them her irresistible narrative voice as her characters live through the pain and humor of romance and revel in the small joys of daily life. One young woman watches as her mother makes herself up to meet a man who is not her husband; another worries as her best friend falls for the town bad boy, and an office employee wonders if the man at work with whom she is secretly in love means something when he touches her on her arm.

These eight exquisite stories from the award-winning author of Crossing Blood capture with extraordinary clarity those moments in life that women never forget.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385332934
Author:
Kincaid, Nanci
Publisher:
Delta
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19981013
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.52x5.56x.68 in. .73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , These eight exquisite stories from the award-winning author of "Crossing Blood" capture with extraordinary clarity those moments in life that women never forget.
"Synopsis" by , Set in the modern South, Kincaid's stories bring with them her irresistible narrative voice as her characters live through the pain and humor of romance and revel in the small joys of daily life. One young woman watches as her mother makes herself up to meet a man who is not her husband; another worries as her best friend falls for the town bad boy, and an office employee wonders if the man at work with whom she is secretly in love means something when he touches her on her arm.

These eight exquisite stories from the award-winning author of Crossing Blood capture with extraordinary clarity those moments in life that women never forget.

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