A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts: Stories

A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts: Stories

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by N.M. Kelby
     
 

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"N.M. Kelby writes beautifully. Her characters are unforgettable, and her use of oddball details adds to the particular flavor of the story, which has moments of melancholy and tenderness among the fireworks."
-The Capital Times

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"N.M. Kelby writes beautifully. Her characters are unforgettable, and her use of oddball details adds to the particular flavor of the story, which has moments of melancholy and tenderness among the fireworks."
-The Capital Times

Editorial Reviews

Sarah Fay
…in Kelby’s artful collection of stories…almost everything…is done in the name of love, whether pursuing a hopeless affair on a beach full of endangered sea turtles, pushing an adopted granddaughter into a nest of snakes, stealing Chihuahuas or setting the furniture on fire.
—The New York Times

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ISBN-13:
9780873517676
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Carl Hiaason
"Kelby is a natural-born storyteller who manages to be very funny and very wise at the same time."

Meet the Author

N.M. Kelby is the author of The Constant Art of Being a Writer and several novels, including the best seller In the Company of Angels, and is working on the movie Whale Season with Dwight Yoakam.

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A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts: Stories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jnetb More than 1 year ago
Living in Florida can alter one's perspective. Abnormal situations--year-round summer, swamp creatures, and exotic pestilence--become commonplace. N.M. Kelby embraces the abnormal in her writing. Her new collection of short stories, A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts, brings us lively, risk-taking tales of love and longing and the odd and the bizarre. And the shocking, as in the story "We Are All Just Visitors Here," where a retired couple in Florida meet their newly adopted granddaughter. Unfortunately, the grandfather is still afflicted by his stint in Vietnam, homeland of the little girl. A news of coral snakes offers a chilling opportunity. Kelby writes with grace and wit, and a wonderfully twisted mind, similar to her fellow Floridian, Carl Hiaasen. Reckless hearts indeed. These stories form a travel guide for timid hearts, too.