A Grace Paley Reader

A Grace Paley Reader

Stories, Essays, and Poetry

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"An essential book for all Grace Paley fans. Grace Paley is best known for her inimitable short stories, but she was also an enormously talented essayist and poet. A Grace Paley Reader collects the best of Paley's writing, showcasing her breadth of work and her extraordinary insight and empathy. With an introduction by George Saunders and an afterword by the writer's daughter, Nora Paley, A Grace Paley Reader is sure to become an instant classic."--
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2017
©2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780374165826
0374165823
Branch Call Number: 818.5409 Paley
Characteristics: xxiv, 371 pages ;,22 cm

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LPL_IanS May 06, 2019

According to George Saunders, “Paley honors every person and thing she creates by presenting them at their best, or at least their liveliest.”
True.
Paley writes so funnily, so well, and so convincingly that you can’t help but be begrudgingly charmed by even her most deadbeat dads. She’s a treasure!

Read if you like: funny and great writing that comes alive, convincing characters, Lucia Berlin

Favorite story: “Two short Sad Stories from a Long and Happy Life” or “Faith in a Tree” or “Zagrowsky Tells”

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