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Do Not Deny Me: Stories

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    Undeniably Satisfying

    This is the first I've read of Jean Thompson, and I think I'm in love. What a perfect title: I felt sated at the end of each story and yet couldn't put down the book. It didn't hurt that the first story, "Soldiers of Spiritos", struck a deep chord. (If sitting down with a good book is one of your greatest pleasures - a far greater pleasure than later deconstructing that book - I think you will love it, too.) "Escape" is a killer of a short story: perfect characters, perfect pacing, perfect climax, perfect ending. If I were to write one short story, I'd love it to be "Her Untold Story". I read the climax with delighted horror. And the title track is pitch perfect, exquisitely stirring up feelings of loss and longing. If you love short stories and think you'd like some kind of an honesty hybrid between Elizabeth Berg, Alice Munro, Mary Karr, and Jeannette Walls, you will certainly enjoy this collection. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2009

    Wonderful book of short stories by a very talented writer who has a unique voice.

    This is a beautifully written book of short stories. The characters are memorable and the stories stay with you. This would be a good book for book club discussions. Her style is original and imaginative.

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  • Posted August 31, 2009

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    Jean Thompson's stories are wonderful! Especially loved ESCAPE. Only bad thing is that I now have to go buy all of her other books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2009

    Recommended by WSJ for Summer Reading List

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    "Ms Thompson has been called America's Alice Munro and in this collection of delicate tales of modern life she earns the comparison. . . Ms Thompson's puckish spirit comes through in every story, but each one is completely original."

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