Night Sounds and Other Stories

Night Sounds and Other StoriesA Woman Recalls The Freedom And Power Of Childhood Games A Surprise Anniversary Party Goes Awry When The Husband Is Hospitalized And The Fault Lines And Strengths Of A Family Are Laid Bare A Teacher Rediscovers Her Calling Amidst Unthinkable Tragedy A Lonely Woman Recognizes Her Responsibility To Her Sister S Troubled Life In This Collection Of Stories The Prose And Passion Of Life Are Brought Together In Ways That Show Both The Complexity And The Simplicity Of Living Told Against A Midwest Background, They Focus Mainly On Women S Experiences, Yet Nonetheless Reflect Universal Conditions This Is What Makes Karen Gettert Shoemaker S Style So Affecting And Her Stories So Appealing These Stories Show The Importance Of Knowing The Preciousness Of This Life, Whatever Form It Takes These Are Simple Stories, Told With A Grace And Elegance That Belies Their Joyful Art And Craft Crafted With Care And Grace This Book Establishes Shoemaker As A Talented Chronicler Of Rural Life And Domestic Gestures, With An Eye For What S Funny In Grief, And What S Sad In Humor Publishers Weekly Short Stories At Their Finest Can Be The Ultimate In Fiction Compressed Gems That In A Few Words Can Create Memorable People And Emotions Out Of Thin Air Shoemaker S First Collection Contains Such, And Readers Will Laugh And Cry At Her Spare Portrayals Of Loss And Friendship This Is A Powerful And Valuable Collection Library Journal

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Night Sounds and Other Stories book, this is one of the most wanted Karen Gettert Shoemaker author readers around the world.

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  • Paperback
  • 159 pages
  • Night Sounds and Other Stories
  • Karen Gettert Shoemaker
  • English
  • 09 December 2018
  • 080231337X

10 thoughts on “Night Sounds and Other Stories

  1. Chris - Quarter Press Editor says:

    As with all short story collections, I enjoyed some storiesthan others But what impressed me the most with Shoemaker s writing is that it dug in, hid under my skin, and keeps popping up throughout my days and nights And, ultimately, I think that s what any writer hopes for to haunt their readers.

  2. David says:

    This collection has a wonderful way of demonstrating intensely emotional experiences for the characters in apparently ordinary happenings You know exactly the simple surface thing that has just occurred, but you have no question as to the significance of that surface event Marvelously understated, you feel what is happening rather than just comprehending The characters are reflective without stooping to nostalgia Very rich stories.

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