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Creek Walk and Other Stories

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Publisher Comments:

This evocative collection of 14 stories introduces women struggling to make their voices heard amid the cacophony of everyday life. Molly Giles portrays women blessed with the delightful ability to pick up and go on . . . even if it's in the wrong direction.

Synopsis:

In this breathtaking and unforgettable collection of fourteen stories, Molly Giles introduces us to women struggling in the everyday, and in elegant, poignant, and achingly true prose, observes the human condition.

About the Author

Molly Giles, with her keen eye and ear for a story, is soon to be an acclaimed writer of our times. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, Giles's first collection, Rough Translations, received the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and was published by the University of Georgia Press (1985). This same work also received the Boston Globe Award and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award for Fiction. She has won numerous other writing awards, including a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award and a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Award.

Ms. Giles's fiction has been widely published in journals and magazines, including Redbook, San Francisco Review of Books Literary Supplement, New England Review, and Five Fingers Review.

She won the National book Critics Circle Citation for Excellence in Book Reviewing in 1991. Her book reviews have appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Jose Mercury News.

She has a masters degree in English and is an associate professor at San Francisco State University. Acknowledged by her well-known students for her keen eye and ear for a story and for her writing abilities, Giles has also taught such bestselling novelists as Amy Tan and Gus Lee in writing workshops. She lives in Woodacre, California.

Table of Contents

Contents

War

Leaving the Colonel

Talking to Strangers

The Writers' Model

The Language Barrier

Cruise Control

Smoke and Mirrors

Beginning Lessons

The Blessed Among Us

Creek Walk

Maximum Security

Survival in the Wilderness

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684852874
Author:
Giles, Molly
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Women -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
October 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 7 oz

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