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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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Later, at the Bar: A Novel in Stories

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Publisher Comments:

Lucy's Tavern is the best kind of small-town bar. It has a good jukebox, a bartender with a generous pour, and it's always open, even in terrible weather. In the raw and beautiful country that makes up Rebecca Barry's fictional landscape, Lucy's is where everyone ends up, whether they mean to or not.

There's the tipsy advice columnist who has a hard time following her own advice, the ex-con who falls for the same woman over and over again, and the soup-maker who tries to drink and cook his way out of romantic despair. Theirs are the kinds of stories about love and life that unfold late in the evening, when people finally share their secret hopes and frailties, because they know you will forgive them, or maybe make out with them for a little while. In this rich and engaging debut, each central character suffers a sobering moment of clarity in which the beauty and sadness of life is revealed. But the character does not cry or mend his ways. Instead he tips back his hat, lights another unfiltered cigarette, and heads across the floor to ask someone to dance.

A poignant exploration of the sometimes tender, sometimes deeply funny ways people try to connect, Later, at the Bar is as warm and inviting as a good shot of whiskey on a cold winter night.

About the Author

Rebecca Barry lives in Trumansburg, New York, with her husband and two sons. Her nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Seventeen, Real Simple, Details, Hallmark, and The Best American Travel Writing 2003. Her fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, One Story, Tin House, Ecotone, The Mid-American Review, and Best New American Voices 2005.

Table of Contents

Contents

Lucy's Last Hurrah

Men Shoot Things to Kill Them

Snow Fever

Newspaper Clipping

Love Him, Petaluma

Grace

Not Much Is New Here

How to Save a Wounded Bird

Instructions for a Substitute Bus Driver

Eye. Arm. Leg. Heart.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416563402
Author:
Barry, Rebecca
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 7.21 oz

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