Synopses & Reviews
Kate--whose care for her terminally ill mother coincides with the birth of her first child and the early months of a young marriage--must in a single year come to terms with the pairing of radiant beginnings and profound loss. By the author of "Machine Dreams" and "Shelter."
About the Author
Jayne Anne Phillips is the author of two novels, Shelter (1994) and Machine Dreams (1984), and two collections of widely anthologized stories, Fast Lanes (1987) and Black Tickets (1979). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and a Bunting Fellowship. She has been awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction (1980) and an Academy Award in Literature (1997) by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has appeared most recently in Granta, DoubleTake and The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. She is currently Writer in Residence at Brandeis University.