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Home and Beyond: An Anthology of Kentucky Short Stories

Home and Beyond: An Anthology of Kentucky Short Stories

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by Morris Allen Grubbs
     
 

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With an introduction by Wade Hall

Morris Grubbs has sifted through vintage classics, little-known gems, and stunning debuts to assemble this collection of forty stories by popular and critically acclaimed writers. In subtle and profound ways they challenge and overturn accepted stereotypes about the land their authors call home, whether by birth or by choice

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With an introduction by Wade Hall

Morris Grubbs has sifted through vintage classics, little-known gems, and stunning debuts to assemble this collection of forty stories by popular and critically acclaimed writers. In subtle and profound ways they challenge and overturn accepted stereotypes about the land their authors call home, whether by birth or by choice. Kentucky writers have produced some of the finest short stories published in the last fifty years, much of which focuses on the tension between the comforts of community and the siren-like lure of the outside world. Arranged chronologically, from Robert Penn Warren's "Blackberry Winter" to Crystal E. Wilkinson's "Humming Back Yesterday," these stories are linked by their juxtaposition of departures and returns, the familiar and the unknown, home and beyond.

Editorial Reviews

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"This anthology will thrill and thoroughly entertain.... Sure to please the most critical of readers." — Lexington Herald-Leader

"From Robert Penn Warren to Bobbie Ann Mason, Kentucky hatches writers like other states create tourist traps." — Nashville Tennessean

"An inclusive, satisfying anthology of Kentucky short stories." — Now & Then

"These stories are teeming with sadness and laughter, with clear description of the geography of the land and of the mind, and with reverence for language, subtlety, irony, and eccentricity." — Southern Seen, Murray Ledger Times

"As represented in this fine collection, Kentucky short fiction stands in the shade of none." — Virginia Quarterly Review

"A bountiful smorgasbord of classic and lesser known stories by accomplished Kentucky writers who provide a feast for readers of modern short fiction. While Kentucky is the focus of the anthology, the world of imagination invoked by the authors is delectably universal. In this half-century range of stories, there are tales to delight every taste." — Ann Charters

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813143934
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
07/18/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
426
File size:
728 KB

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