Hills Like White Hills: Stories

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  Hills Like White Hills is as good as contemporary American fiction gets."—Howard Frank Mosher, author of On Kingdom Mountain

 "Earthy, textured, sometimes hilarious, and always wise, the stories in Hills Like White Hills are Wetherell at his best. He’s one of our finest writers of fiction, a man on whom nothing in day-to-day life is lost. I love this book."—Nick Lyons, author of Full Creel Hills Like White Hills, he surpasses even himself. The stories are moving and rich with life; they resonate deep down."—Richard Bausch, author of Peace

 "W. D. Wetherell can sing in his prose with the best we have. I have long been an admirer of his wide-ranging imaginative journeys through the lives, the heartbreaks, and the courage-in-defeat of his people. His subject is love, and in 

"These stories hit the mark, revealing where contemporary life has gone astray, what we’ve lost, and what lies beneath superficial appearances. If the view is unsparing, the truths are profound."—Gladys Swan, author of A Garden Amid Fires A Little Wildness: Some Notes on Rambling

 "If there’s a false move in this stunning collection, I can’t find it. Wetherell is as good a practitioner of the short story as America knows."—Sydney Lea, author of 

"Wetherell has a sharp, fresh eye and a complicated view of our dislocations, pains and dreams."— New York Times Washington Post

 "Wetherell’s characters may be losers, but they’re battlers, with a cranky dignity that sets them sharply apart from the spoiled whiners, quitters, and self-indulgent identity seekers so frequently encountered in today’s fiction."— 

 "Each of the eleven stories in Walter Wetherell’s terrific new collection is unforgettable. My favorites deal with the complexities of fatherhood—a wannabe country singer estranged from his daughter, a father searching for a beloved son missing after a plane accident, and for a bonus, the best fishing story I’ve ever read, as passed on from father to son.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870745584
  • Publisher: Southern Methodist University Press
  • Publication date: 10/26/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

W. D. WETHERELL is the author of three earlier collections of short fiction, five novels, four essay collections, and many other works of nonfiction.  He's written essays and travel pieces for the New York TImes, the Boston Review, and other periodicals.  He is the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, three O. Henry Awards, the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, a Rockefeller Foundation grant, the National Magainze Award, and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  He lives in Lyme, New Hampshire, with his family.

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