From the beloved author of How to Be Lost and Forgive Me-twelve illuminating stories about love, identity, and motherhood in a changing world
Acclaimed author Amanda Eyre Ward has written a stunning collection of twelve stories about love in all its complexity, absurdity, and glory. From San Francisco to Savannah, Texas to Montana, Ward's characters are united in their fervent search for a place where they truly belong. In a Maine cabin, a family tragedy forces Bill and Lizzy to take a hard look at their own lives. Casey, a suburban New Yorker with a wry sense of humor, braves the dating scene after losing her husband. Annie, a librarian in a small mining town, must choose between the only home she's ever known and the possibility of a new life. And in six linked stories spanning a decade of her life, Lola Wilkerson navigates elopement, motherhood, and lingering questions about who she wants to be when she grows up.
With writing as evocative as it is striking, Amanda Eyre Ward once again proves herself an astute interpreter of emotions both familiar and strange. Whether exploring the fierceness of a mother's love or the consolations of marriage, these stories are imbued with humor, clear-eyed insight, and emotional richness.
With humor and grace, Amanda Eyre Ward's short stories wonderfully evoke a sense of place and the everyday struggles of normal Americans striving to find love and a sense of home.
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- Literary Genres + Types of Novels, General, Love + Relationships + Sex, Stages of Life
- April 7, 2009
- April 7, 2009
- Amanda Eyre Ward