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Do Not Deny Me Stories (Paperback)

Author:  Jean Thompson
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1416595635
ISBN-13: 9781416595632
Sku: 210459275
Publish Date: 6/9/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.1H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  292
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If there are Jean Thompson characters, '' they''re us, and never have we been so articulate and worthy of compassion. These stories confirm that no one is beneath her interest, or beyond her sure and seemingly limitless reach.--David Sedaris.
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A latest collection by the National Book Award finalist author of Who Do You Love and Throw Like a Girl features twelve new stories that serve as a wry and lighthearted fictional primer for how Americans live life day to day. Original.Features twelve new stories that serve as a wry and lighthearted fictional primer for how Americans live life day to day.
A regular contributor to The New Yorker and The Best American Short Stories anthology, Jean Thompson has been called "America's Alice Munro," and is widely considered a master of the short fiction form. In DO NOT DENY ME's twelve short stories, Thompson uses a combination of insight and subtle wit to reveal the inner lives and struggles of her characters. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2009.


"Thompson immerses readers in details and emotions so consuming and convincing that the inane vagaries of modern life can take on near mythic importance. This collection shows the confidence and power of a writer in her prime." (starred review) 04/06/2009

"Wonderful work from a contemporary master of scrupulous observation, plain statement and unvarnished common sense." 05/15/2009

"Thompson is an astute observer of the pitfalls of contemporary life, how it isolates and challenges, how it brings out one's worst and best. Her clear-eyed, thought-provoking stories highlight rare, precious moments of grace even as she wisely notes the human tendency toward selfishness, pettiness and general bad behavior." - Connie Ogle 06/21/2009

"...Thompson populates her fiction with characters who...could hardly be more ordinary, more like the folks down the block....These sensible souls take such pride in their refusal to stray from the straight and narrow that they are utterly thrown off balance when their luck takes a precipitous turn for the worse....What's most admirable about Thompson's fiction is her unflagging patience with the flaws and limitations of these decent people." - Francine Prose 07/19/2009

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0292
Product attributePublisher:   Simon & Schuster
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