I’ve read her thirteen stories many times, and I’m always awed by how much comedy, pathos, satire and lyricism she manages to squeeze into her stories. Sue monk kidd a strong sense of place—in this case mississippi—along with often larger-than-life characterizations of ordinary folk with all their glorious eccentricities and foibles, often petty, and above all a completely distinctive voice, sometimes comic, come together in Eudora Welty’s fiction to offer us a world that is sometimes sad, and always compassionate.
Thirteen Stories Harvest Book #ad - Here is a baker’s dozen of welty’s very best, despite fear of the water, ” revealing the savagery of small-town gossip; “Powerhouse, and a communal dragging of the river turns into a celebratory fish-fry; “Petrified Man, including: “The Wide Net, ” in which a pregnant wife threatens to drown herself, ” Welty’s prose answer to jazz improvisation and the emotional heart of the blues; and “Why I Live at the P.
O. The hilariously one-sided testimony of a postmistress who believes herself wronged by her family.
The Golden Apples Harvest BookMariner Books #ad - This collection of short stories of the mississippi Delta by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author is “a work of art” The New York Times Book Review. Here in morgana, mississippi, the young dream of other places; the old can tell you every name on every stone in the cemetery on the town’s edge; and cuckolded husbands and love-starved piano teachers share the same paths.
Black and white, lonely and the gregarious, vengeful and resigned, restless and settled, prove that this National Book Award–winning writer, the vividly realized characters that make up this collection of interrelated stories, as Katherine Anne Porter once wrote, shrewd, with elements drawn from ancient myth and transplanted to the American South, sexually adventurous and repressed, had “an ear sharp, and true as a tuning fork.
The Golden Apples Harvest Book #ad - I doubt that a better book about ‘the south’—one that more completely gets the feel of the particular texture of Southern life, and its special tone and pattern—has ever been written. The new Yorker. It’s also where one neighbor has disappeared on the horizon, slipping away into local legend.
Collected Stories of Carson McCullersMariner Books #ad - In one volume, the complete short fiction of the author of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, including her two most renowned novellas. Included in this volume are “the member of the wedding” and “The Ballad of the Sad Café, ” novellas that Tennessee Williams judged to be “assuredly among the masterpieces of our language.
Mccullers patented the southern gothic genre that embraces grotesque, morbid characters with such pervading themes as unrequited love and wounded adolescence. Carson mccullers—novelist, dramatist, poet—was at the peak of her powers as a writer of short fiction. Here are nineteen stories that explore her signature themes including loneliness in marriage and the tragicomedy of life in the South.
Collected Stories of Carson McCullers #ad - Largely set in the south and richly autobiographical, her writings have endured because of their great power and originality. Library Journal.
The Ponder HeartMariner Books #ad - His niece, has a solution to save the ponder fortune from Daniel’s mortifying philanthropy: As much as she loves Daniel, Edna Earle, she’s decided to have him institutionalized. It’s become the talk of Clay County. The most revered figure in contemporary american letters, which also hailed the ponder Heart—a winner of the William Dean Howells Medal which was adapted into both a Broadway play and a PBS Masterpiece series—as “Miss Welty at her comic, ” said the New York Times of Eudora Welty, compassionate best.
” . To friends and strangers, he’s also the most generous, having given away heirlooms, and so far, a watch, at least one family business. A wonderful tragicomedy” of a mississippi family, and an impulsive heir, a vast inheritance, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Delta Wedding The New York Times.
The Ponder Heart #ad - Foolproof as the plan may seem, a reckless wedding, a dim-witted teenage bride, a hapless local widow, it comes with a kink—one that sets in motion a runaway scheme of mistaken identity, and a twist of dumb luck that lands this once-respectable Southern family in court to brave an embarrassing trial for murder.
Daniel ponder is the amiable heir to the wealthiest family in Clay County, Mississippi. And the loose-tongued Edna Earle will tell you all about it.
Delta Wedding: A Novel A Harvest/Hbj BookMariner Books #ad - This novel of a mississippi family in the 1920s “presents the essence of the Deep South and does it with infinite finesse” The Christian Science Monitor. They are in the midst of planning their daughter’s wedding when a nine-year-old relative, whose mother has just died, Laura McRaven, comes to visit.
Drama leads to drama, revelation to revelation, in a novel that is “nothing short of wonderful” The New Yorker. From one of the most treasured american writers, comes Delta Wedding, winner of a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize, a vivid and charming portrait of Southern life. Set in 1923, a big and clamorous family, the story is centered on the Fairchilds, who live on a plantation in the Mississippi delta.
Delta Wedding: A Novel A Harvest/Hbj Book #ad - . The result is a sometimes-riotous view of a Southern family, and the parentless child who learns to become one of them.
A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William MembershipCounterpoint #ad - Written in “a style as clean and distinctive as h—emingway’s” and “as perspicacious as Mark Twain’s” Booklist, the twenty stories here deepen Berry’s Port William saga, Starred Review, one of the great works in American literature. Those who’ve attended before will be enriched. In a place in time, to one from 1991 when grover gibbs’ widow, the stories dates range from 1864, when Rebecca Dawe finds herself in her own reflection at the end of the Civil War, Beulah, attends the auction as her home place is offered for sale.
Berry’s poems, novels and essays . . . It feels as if the entire membership—all the catletts, elton penn, mike—nearly everyone returns with a story or two, Kate Helen Branch, Andy’s dog, Burley Coulter, the preacher’s wife, Laura Milby, the Rowanberrys, to fill in the gaps in this long tale.
A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William Membership #ad - Those just now joining the Membership will be charmed. One of america’s most acclaimed writers deepens and expands his great literary saga set in small-town Kentucky spanning the Civil War to the present. For more than fifty years, wendell berry has been telling us stories about Port William, a mythical town on the banks of the Kentucky River, populated over the years by a cast of unforgettable characters living in a single place over a long time.
This collection, the tenth volume in the series, is the perfect occasion to celebrate Berry’s huge achievement. Are probably the most sustained contemporary articulation of America’s agrarian, Jeffersonian ideal.
Historical Heroines: One Hundred Women You Should Know AboutPen & Sword History #ad - Harriet Beecher Stowe. Sappho. Some are celebrated in folklore legend; some are remembered only as movie stars; many will be familiar in their native countries; while others are, for the most part, unjustly unknown. Audrey Hepburn. From mata hari and pocahontas to lucrezia Borgia and Hedy Lamarr—fascinating portraits of history’s most unforgettable, and some unjustly forgotten, women.
Cleopatra. Mary Shelley. Mary Frith. Marie Antoinette. Calamity Jane. Let this rewarding anthology set the record straight on: world war i heroine and nurse edith cavell; turn of the century iñupiat explorer ada blackjack; eighteenth-century abolitionist, slave, leaders, and women’s rights pioneer Soujourner Truth; Gorgo, the American Revolution’s most mysterious spy; nineteenth-century socialite and archaeologist Lady Hester Stanhope; eighteenth-century Irish physician Margaret Bulky who plied her trade by passing as a man for fifty years; and many, 480 BC Queen of Sparta; Agent 355, many more adventurers, and freedom fighters—each and every one, a groundbreaker whose name deserves a place in history.
Historical Heroines: One Hundred Women You Should Know About #ad - Lilith. Dame Emma Hamilton. Not anymore.
A Curtain of Green: And Other Stories Harvest/HBJ BookMariner Books #ad - They are concerned with ordinary people, but what happens to them and the manner of the telling are far from ordinary. The new Yorker. When a curtain of green was published, it immediately established an unknown young writer from Mississippi as a uniquely original literary voice and a great American author.
The debut short fiction collection from the Pulitzer Prize–winning Southern author: “A fine writer and a distinguished book” The New Yorker. Miss welty’s stories are deceptively simple. In her now-famous introduction to the collection, katherine Anne Porter wrote that “there is even in the smallest story a sense of power in reserve which makes me believe firmly that, splendid beginning that it is, it is only a beginning.
A Curtain of Green: And Other Stories Harvest/HBJ Book #ad - In this collection are many of the stories that have become acknowledged masterpieces: the hilarious over-the-top family drama that drives a small-town resentful postmistress to explain “Why I Live at the P. O. The deeply satisfying thwarting of a trio of busybodies by a “feeble-minded” young woman in “Lily Daw and the Three Ladies”; the poignant pilgrimage of elderly Phoenix Jackson in “A Worn Path”; and the boldly experimental and jubilantly playful literary improvisation of “Powerhouse, ” inspired by a performance Eudora Welty saw by Fats Waller.
Porter added that “welty has simply an eye and an ear sharp, shrewd, and true as a tuning fork. Like the jazz tunes powerhouse bangs out on the piano, Welty’s stories remain as fresh, alive, and unpredictable today as when they first appeared.
Twenty-One StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - In “the innocent, ” a romantic gets a rude awakening when he finds a hidden keepsake from a childhood crush. A husband’s sexual indiscretion is revealed in a most public and embarrassing way in “The Blue Film. A rebellious teen’s flight from her petit bourgeois life includes a bad boy, a gun, and a plan in “A Drive in the Country.
In “a little place off the edgware road, ” a suicidal man’s encounter with a stranger in a grubby cinema seals his fate. Whatever the crime, whatever the pursuit, whatever the mood—from the tragic and horrifying to the ribald and bittersweet, Graham Greene is “the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man’s consciousness and anxiety” William Golding.
Twenty-One Stories #ad - A young boy is ushered into a dark world when he discovers the secrets adults hide in “The Basement Room. And in “when greek meets greek, ” a clever con between two scoundrels carries an unexpected sting. In these and more than a dozen other stories, guilt and grief, Greene confronts his usual themes of betrayal and vengeance, faith and doubt, love and hate, and pity and pursuit.
. Written between 1929 and 1954, here are twenty-one stories by a “master storyteller” Newsweek. In “the end of the party, ” a game of hide-and-seek takes a terrifying turn in the dark. These wide-ranging tales of menace, as well as the novel, and comedy offer ample proof that “in the short story, tragedy, Graham Greene is the master” The New York Times.
Mrs. MiniverOpen Road Media #ad - Miniver’s domestic concerns expanded from automobiles and Christmas shopping to include gas masks, keeping calm, and carrying on. Mrs. Miniver’s story was so essential to Allied morale that when William Wyler’s film adaption was made, President Roosevelt ordered it rushed to theaters. Winston Churchill once remarked that Mrs.
Miniver, the fictional british housewife featured in Jan Struther’s newspaper columns about quotidian English life, did more for the Allied cause than a flotilla of battleships. The beloved classic novel of an english housewife bravely enduring WWII—the basis for the Academy Award–winning film starring Greer Garson.
Mrs. Miniver #ad - . As tensions rose across Europe, Mrs. An international sensation when it was first published, this novelized collection of those columns won America’s heart—and broad public support for entering WWII.
Best Contemporary Women's Fiction: Six NovelsHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - The vanishing act of esme lennox by maggie O’Farrell is a gothic, intricate tale of family secrets, lost lives, and the freedom brought by truth. The hearts of horses by molly gloss is a heartwarming story of a young woman with the rare talent of “gentling” wild horses, and the unexpected and profound connections between people and animals.
From the #1 new york times–bestselling author of commonwealth and Bel Canto, to the multiple award-winning author of This Must Be the Place, this collection gathers a half-dozen top-notch literary talents in a treasure trove for fiction lovers. The last chinese chef by nicole mones takes readers inside the hidden world of elite cuisine in modern China, through the story of an American food writer in Beijing who discovers that her late husband may have been leading a double life.
Six novels in one volume by today’s most outstanding female writers—includes The Magician’s Assistant, Those Who Save Us, and more. The magician’s assistant by ann patchett tells the story of the death of a secretive magician—and how it sets in motion his partner’s journey of self-discovery.
Best Contemporary Women's Fiction: Six Novels #ad - Included: almost by elizabeth benedict chronicles the attempt of writer Sophy Chase to come to terms with the death of her almost ex-husband—who may have committed suicide on the New England resort island where she left him just months before. Those who save us by jenna blum follows trudy, as she investigates her mother’s past in WWII Germany, a professor of German history, combining a passionate, doomed love story; a vivid evocation of life during the war; and a poignant mother/daughter drama.