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by Jane SMILEY

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Jane SMILEY
ISBN: 0002233088
ISBN13: 978-0002233088
Language: English
Publisher: Collins; First Edition edition (1988)
Pages: 224
Fb2 eBook: 1175 kb
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Acclaim for jane smiley’s.

Acclaim for jane smiley’s. Sharp portraits of marriages and other family-style relationships. Smiley makes it all happen with the unobtrusive control that one comes to rely on her for. -The Wall Street Journal. An absorbing collection. Jane Smiley is the author of ten works of fiction, including The Greenlanders, Ordinary Love & Good Will, A Thousand Acres (for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award), Moo, and Horse Heaven. She lives in northern California. The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton.

The Age of Grief book. The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the.

Smiley at the 2009 Texas Book Festival. Smiley's most recent works are a trilogy of novels about an Iowa family over the course of generations. The Age of Grief (1987). Ordinary Love & Good Will (1989). 1949-09-26) September 26, 1949 (age 70). Los Angeles, California, United States. The first novel of the trilogy, Some Luck, was published in 2014 by Random House. The second volume followed in the spring of 2015, and the third volume in the fall of 2015.

Thoroughly familiar moments are captured by Ms. Smiley with such immediacy and precision that we are left with a sense of having participated in her characters’ lives.

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Thoroughly familiar moments are captured by Ms. From the Inside Flap. novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize—winning author of A Thousand Acres.

The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author o. .

The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres. In The Pleasure of Her Company, a lonely, single woman befriends the married couple next door, hoping to learn the secret of their happiness. In Long Distance, a man finds himself relieved of the obligation to continue an affair that is no longer compelling to him, only to be waylaid by the guilt he feels at his easy escape.

I am thirty-five years old, and it seems to me that I have reached the age of grief. Others arrive there sooner. Almost no one arrives much later. In the title novella, a man who has reached the 'age of grief' slowly realizes that his wife is in love with someone else. Unsure whether his marriage is best protected by confronting her or by feigning ignorance, he struggles to repress his anguish and to prevent his wife discovering that he is aware of her infidelity.

The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the . Jane Smiley's power as a writer lies in her ability to evoke her chosen milieu, no matter how far-flung.

The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come. The Pulitzer winner is able to vary her settings - from 14th-century Greenland to a modern-day college campus - as well as her tone, never missing a beat.

A collection of often humorous short stories by the prize-winning American writer, each of which is an account of contemporary domestic life in crisis.
Comments to eBook The Age of Grief
Vinainl
I don't read many short stories because I'm often disappointed. It takes a very skilled writer to engage the reader in such a short time frame, plus provide a sense of completion at the end. Jane Smiley was more than able to do this. Her short stories and novella focus on relationships, especially married relationships, and each story was thought-provoking in a different way. The namesake-novella had incredible depth and a bittersweet resolution. These short stories are right up there with Raymond Carver and Alice Munro.
Vertokini
I recommend this volume for the title novella, which has recently been made into a movie titled "The Secret Life of Dentists." Told from the point of view of a suspicious husband, it's a warm, very believable story which manages to carry some suspense until its resolution (no spoiler here). The narrator manages to be very interesting despite the humdrum surroundings. Highly recommended.

The short stories that precede the novella are good but not particularly noteworthy. Unlike the most recent reviewer, I actually liked Dynamite the most. Smiley is a gifted craftsman and an interesting writer. I've managed to overcome my first reading of her -- the dreadful Duplicate Keys -- and her idiotarian op-ed current affairs writing to have real respect for her as an artist. On a side note, "Moo" has to be one of the best comic novels I have ever read. "The Age of Grief" isn't quite up to that level of quality and imagination but it's a very accomplished and affecting novella. Go read it!
Jeb
Jane Smiley's gifting as a writer is evident in this collection of short stories, featuring a variety of narrators. Each story "sounds" different from the diction and style of the narrating conscious. Word choice and sentence construction also serve to create a different tone in each story. I enjoyed the various themes that Ms. Smiley explored including women's friendships, marriage, family relationships and power differences in relationships. Each story is populated with unique characters and voices.
watching to future
describe why I loved a book. But greedy Amazon requires more than just stars. Ok so then here:

These stories: genius-prose, love-shine, night-velvet. Five stars not nearly enough.
Chankane
This is a strong collection. Of course, "The Age of Grief" itself should get the most attention because of its length and its beauty. I found it thrilling that Smiley could create such depth in such short form, but she did in that story and it made question the characters' motives and their decisions.
Coiwield
Beautiful read.
Thofyn
it's hard to decide what somebody else would like. I think the book was pretty good
I didn't realize this was a compilation of shorts; but most of them that I
read, I enjoyed. I decided to gift it to the local library afterward.

cyn smith
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