Return Trips: Stories

Return Trips: Stories

by Alice Adams
     
 

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“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

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“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.”

Editorial Reviews

Patricia T. O'Conner
Love and loss, travel and return, death and survival figure in many of the tales. . . . .[quoting from an earlier review by Beverly Lowry, Ms. O'Conner added], 'Like Colette's, Alice Adams' world is — praise be, these times — an altogether adult one. Long may she explore that world and make her swift reports.' —The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307798244
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/08/2011
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
2 MB

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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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