Return Trips: Storiesby Alice Adams
Alice Adams’ reputation as a short story writer continued to grow with each collection. The stories in her third collection revolve for/i>/i>
“Alice Adams writes with beautiful economy, an infallible sense of the telling detail. Her place in the company of John Updike and Mary McCarthy.” --San Francisco Chronicle
Alice Adams’ reputation as a short story writer continued to grow with each collection. The stories in her third collection revolve for the most part around the theme of travel.
The stories are about people in search of fresh experience, the inspiration of art, the pleasure of new relationships . . . people opening up to the accidental magic of a foreign place, or returning to scenes of childhood to forgive the past.
Included are “Alaska,” “Time in Santa Fe,” “Barcelona, “ “Molly’s Dog,” “My First and Only House.”
Meet the Author
Alice Adams was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia and raised in North Carolina, and graduated from Radcliffe College. She was the recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and the O. Henry Lifetime Achievement Award. She was the author of five collections of short stories and ten novels, among them Listening to Billie, Superior Women, Second Chances, and A Southern Exposure. She lived in San Francisco until her death in 1999.
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