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ISBN-10: 0316516120
ISBN-13: 9780316516129
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publish Date: 07/28/2020
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 1.00" H

Maggie Brown & Others: Stories

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Overview

In this powerful and virtuosic collection of interlocking stories, each one “a marvel of concision and compassion” (Washington Post), a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and “master of his form” (New York Times) takes the short story to new heights. Through forty-four compressed gems, Peter Orner, a writer who “doesn’t simply bring his characters to life, he gives them souls” (NYT Book Review), chronicles people whose lives are at inflection points, gripping us with a series of defining moments. Whether it’s a first date that turns into a late-night road trip to a séance in an abandoned airplane hangar, or a family’s memories of the painful mystery surrounding a neglected uncle’s demise, Orner reveals how our fleeting decisions between kindness and abandonment chase us across time. These stories are anchored by a poignant novella that delivers not only the joys and travails of a forty-year marriage, but an entire era in a working-class New England city. Bristling with the crackling energy of life itself, Maggie Brown & Others marks the most sustained achievement to date for “a master of his form” (New York Times).

  • A New York Times Notable Book
  • A Chicago Tribune Notable Book
  • An Oprah Magazine Best Book of 2019
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Short Fiction of 2019
  • Longlisted for the Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize

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I'm getting a poignant shiver from the novella 'Walt Kaplan Is Broke, ' which closes Peter Orner's terrific new story collection, Maggie Brown and Others, and features a coronary patient taking stock of his long, mostly happy marriage...There's a lot of affection in that story, and in all of Orner's characteristically generous work...In this collection of forty-four compressed stories, and one novella, about blue-collar men and women and lives that didn't quite pan out, Orner maintains his reputation as a master of the form.–Gregory Cowles, New York Times Book Review, Ten New Books We Recommend This Week
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ISBN-10: 0316516120
ISBN-13: 9780316516129
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publish Date: 07/28/2020
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 1.00" H
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