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This is Not a Love Story
     

This is Not a Love Story

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by Lydia Peelle
 

With this first book of fiction, a gifted young writer brings together eight superbly crafted stories that peer deeply into the human heart, exploring lives derailed by the loss of a vital connection to the land and to the natural world of which they are a part.

"Mule Killers" evokes the end of an era and of a grandfather's dreams when he decides to replace

Overview

With this first book of fiction, a gifted young writer brings together eight superbly crafted stories that peer deeply into the human heart, exploring lives derailed by the loss of a vital connection to the land and to the natural world of which they are a part.

"Mule Killers" evokes the end of an era and of a grandfather's dreams when he decides to replace animal power on his farm with tractors. Two restless young girls in "Sweethearts of the Rodeo" live out their last summer of innocence, riding ponies recklessly and spying on their boss and the wealthy women who visit him. In "Phantom Pain," the Tennessee woods are a sliver of what they once were, men now hunt with GPS and cell phones, and the rumor of a dangerous panther on the loose stirs up a small town.

An unexpected vision of the beauty and mystery of life redeems the darkest moments in this stellar debut collection, a book that readers will want to read and reread.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061960758
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/21/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
20
File size:
297 KB

Meet the Author

Lydia Peelle was born in Boston. Her short stories have appeared in numerous publications and have won two Pushcart Prizes, an O. Henry Award, and been twice featured in Best New American Voices. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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This Is Not a Love Story 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know y that happend...wait nvm.i didnt space the words.
mellis More than 1 year ago
To me it was a short story with a moral to it. It was interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it one of my firrst short stories and the book is kinda sad :, - c
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one was really good. I think it must take a lot to write a good one because most short stories don't stick with me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should i get it? I dont like short stories but, this one sounds good........ dont know... oh well i MIGHT not get it. Or maybe i will get it. I rated it four... but i dont know what it is but that is all i thought would work.