Where You'll Find Me and Other Stories

Where You'll Find Me and Other Stories

by Ann Beattie
     
 

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Ann Beattie is a writer of enormous compassion and honesty. Beattie
expertly draws contemporary domestic life and evokes the pain and
confusion of modern relationships. Her characters are wonderfully
authentic, her detailing of everyday life photographically true.


Beattie's stories offer starkly honest,

Overview

Ann Beattie is a writer of enormous compassion and honesty. Beattie
expertly draws contemporary domestic life and evokes the pain and
confusion of modern relationships. Her characters are wonderfully
authentic, her detailing of everyday life photographically true.


Beattie's stories offer starkly honest, often bittersweet glimpses of
life -- women nursing broken hearts, men looking for love, married
couples struggling to stay married, having affairs, leaving or wanting
to leave. Disillusionment abounds. Love is often frustrated, unrequited,
or absent. But Beattie moves gently among her characters, gracefully
revealing their failings, their troubles, and ultimately their ability to
endure. Her unsentimental voice propels these remarkable stories
forward, and her keen insight affords us a rare glimpse into the
human heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684815107
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
01/17/1996
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.47(d)

What People are saying about this

Susan Shreve
"Anne Beattie's new book of stories -- 'Where You'll Find Me' -- is beyond the fine craft and sharp rendering of moments that have marked her fiction. These poetic stories search for real characters and their confusing ambiguities; they're finished and moving views of a world that strikes one immediately as authentic."
Jay McInerney
"Lyrical and compact, heartbreaking and wise, this is the music of our spheres, etched on microchips."
John Calvin Batchelor
"Anne Beattie's eye is shocked while her voice is fatalistic...One reads these tales like a fast-paced mystery that has neither corpse, nor weapon, nor murderer, and yet one is sure there has been some sort of horrible crime -- which makes Ms. Beattie a very convincing Hercule Poirot."

Meet the Author

Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections and in John Updike’s The Best American Short Stories of the Century. In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story form. In 2005, she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. She and her husband, Lincoln Perry, live in Key West, Florida, and Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Maine and Key West, Florida
Date of Birth:
September 8, 1947
Place of Birth:
Washington, D.C.
Education:
B.A., American University, 1969; M.A., University of Connecticut, 1970

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