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A Summons to Memphis

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ISBN13: 9780375701177
ISBN10: 0375701176
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Carol Carpenter, August 20, 2012 (view all comments by Carol Carpenter)
A beautiful book; a masterpiece. I have found that, as a general rule, writers who are best known for short stories write good novels, but not great ones. A Summons to Memphis is certainly an exception. As Peter Taylor is one of the best short story writers in the world, you wouldn't expect that he could sustain that fine observational skill that creates such wonderful stories over the course of a novel, but he does. While perhaps the novel seems repetitive to some, I would say it is necessarily meditative--a word that is often overused in describing fiction, but which fits here.
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One would imagine this brief Pulitzer-winning book about the consequences of parents meddling in their children's love lives would be more dramatic. Instead, the novel depicts a realistic portrait of a Tennessee family that neither shocks or attempts to bowl the reader over with great, forced emotion. While the redundancies that riddle the first half of the book may be argued a stylistic choice, they can be a bit aggravating.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375701177
Author:
Taylor, Peter
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Tennessee
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Memphis
Subject:
Memphis (Tenn.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;pulitzer prize;novel;pulitzer;literature;tennessee;southern;american;memphis;american literature;family;20th century;south;southern fiction;american south;american fiction
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International (Paperback)
Series Volume:
IMS-10
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.02x5.20x.72 in. .52 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375701177 Reviews:
"Review" by , "We finish the novel feeling we've not only come to know his characters, but also come to share their inner truths."
"Review" by , "A Summons to Memphis is like a leisurely port wine sipped slowly and with pleasure beneath a blackjack oak."
"Review" by , "A beautiful ironic novel. Peter Taylor's fiction is full of rewards."
"Review" by , "Something of a miracle....[A Summons to Memphis] is a work that manages to summarize and embody its author's entire career."
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