As intoxicating as Bradbury's legendary Dandelion Wine, the 27 new and old stories in this potent collection resonate with timeless power. All set in Green Town, Ill., the vintage highlights include "Miss Bidwell," a sweet romance about a spinster and the delayed homecoming of her first love; the brilliant "The Screaming Woman," featuring the wide-eyed first person narration of a frantic 10-year-old who discovers a woman's premature burial; and "At Midnight, in the Month of June," in which a killer plays a demented game of hide and seek. Contemporary one-page shorts such as "The River that Went to the Sea" and "The Projector" round out a lyrical feast with the savor of "apricots and fresh apples and as water tastes when you rise at night and walk into a dark warm summer kitchen and drink from a cool tin cup." (Nov.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Summer Morning, Summer Nightby Ray Bradbury
Green Town, Illinois stands at the very heart of Ray Bradbury Country. A lovingly re-imagined version of the author's native Waukegan, it has served as the setting for such modern classics as Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Farewell Summer. In Summer Morning, Summer Night, Bradbury returns to this signature locale with a generous new collection of twenty-seven stories and vignettes, seventeen of which have never been published before. Together, they illuminate some of Green Town's previously hidden corners, and reaffirm Bradbury's position as the undisputed master of a unique fictional universe.
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A mix of twenty seven episodes from Bradbury's Green Town, Illinois. Some new, some published before, this collection brings to life the imagined home where Ray's magic blossoms. The stories taken as a whole are like the first glass of lemonade in summer, the first leaf that turned red in the fall floating silently to earth, the first snowflake in winter alighting on your tongue, or your first kiss in Spring. They are tales to capture in your imagination and savor again and again. Bradbury was a writer who lived and wrote in the land of what if, why not, and I can make it so.
The deep creative reservoir that created Dandelion Wine and Farewell Summer gave us still more stories from Green Town in this completely lovely book. One doesn't know whether to cheer or cry. God bless you Ray.