Cherry Pie and Other Stories

Cherry Pie and Other Stories

by Elisabeth Stevens
     
 

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Twelve stories about growing and growing up are included in Elisabeth Stevens' fourth fiction collection. Although the female protagonists and family situations vary, the common thread is learning from often bitter experiences. "Cherry Pie" and "Crumbs" chronicle a young woman who ineptly says "no" to one man, and then unwisely says "yes" to another. In 'The Neighbors…  See more details below

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Twelve stories about growing and growing up are included in Elisabeth Stevens' fourth fiction collection. Although the female protagonists and family situations vary, the common thread is learning from often bitter experiences. "Cherry Pie" and "Crumbs" chronicle a young woman who ineptly says "no" to one man, and then unwisely says "yes" to another. In 'The Neighbors," a child discovers deception, ambition, and, eventually, death. In "In the Dust," a girl who has lost her father contrives an odd game to compensate. In "Campfire," a five-year-old is separated from her parents for the first time. The stories "Wally and the Waltz" and "His Ambition" examine the effects of war seen from a distance. In "Van" an art teacher becomes the icon for a girl's discovery of her own talent. In "A Matter of Money" and "A Rough Ride," heroines of less than twenty painfully encounter the ways and wiles of Boston society and "important" literary people in Manhattan. "The Towers" is a story of marriage and adultery, and "The Nurse" deals with the conflict between two women over a new baby.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016420608
Publisher:
Goss Press
Publication date:
06/14/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
177 KB

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Meet the Author

A fiction writer, poet, critic and graphic artist, Elisabeth Stevens is the author of nine books. Her collections of short fiction are Cherry Pie and Other Stories, Lite Circle Books, 2001; In Foreign Parts: Nine Stories, Birch Book Press, 1997; Horse & Cart: Stories from the Country, Wineberry Press, 1990; and Fire & Water: Six Stories, Perivale Press, 1983. Her poetry books are Household Words, Three Conditions Press, 2000; The Night Lover, Birch Brook Press, 1995; and Children of Dust: Portraits and Preludes, The New Poets Series, 1983. Also, Elisabeth Stevens' Guide to Baltimore's Inner Harbor was published by Stemmer House in 1981, and in 2000 Goss Press published Eranos, a limited edition book-in-a-box consisting of the author's short story and her five original copperplate etchings.

Stevens is the winner of six fiction awards, two from The Maryland Poetry Review and four from Lite: Baltimore's Literary Newspaper. Her one act play "I Told You So" received an award from the Baltimore Writers Alliance, was read at the Fells Point Corner Theatre in Baltimore and at The Writers Center in Washington, D.C. and was produced at Notre Dame College of Maryland.

Her etchings have been shown at Atelier A/E and Stephen Glang Gallery in New York City, at Government House in Annapolis, at The Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., at the University of Minnesota, and at the Venice Art Center and the Fort Meyers Alliance for Arts in Florida. Her first one person exhibition was at Notre Dame College of Maryland in 1997; her second was at Galerie Francoise in Baltimore in 2000. She is a former art critic of The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Trenton Times and most recently, The Baltimore Sun.

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