Shout Her Lovely Name

Shout Her Lovely Name

by Natalie Serber
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Shout Her Lovely Name by Natalie Serber

A New York Times Notable Book

“Nuanced and smart . . . Serber knows that neglect or disconnect doesn’t always turn into trauma or damage. Life isn’t algebra. Which events lead to pain, and which to growth and awareness, remains unpredictable. The one reliable truth is that mistakes illuminate the most, albeit with fractured light.”
The New York Times Book Review

Mothers and daughters ride a familial tide of joy, pride, regret, guilt, and love in these acclaimed stories of flawed, resilient women. Wheat bread and plain yogurt become weapons in a battle between a teenage daughter and her mother. An aimless college student, married to her much older professor, sneaks cigarettes while caring for their newborn son. On the eve of her husband’s fiftieth birthday, a pilfered fifth of rum, rogue teenagers, and an unexpected tattoo has a woman questioning her place in her children’s lives. And we follow through two decades the family created when capricious, magnetic Ruby, an ambitious college student, becomes a single mother to cautious daughter Nora in 1970s California. Shout Her Lovely Name is a “funny, bittersweet” (Vanity Fair) book that announces the arrival of a stunning new writer.

“Powerful and disquieting . . . Serber writes with exquisite patience and sensitivity, and is an expert in the many ways that love throws people together and splits them apart, often at the same time.”
The Wall Street Journal

“Always, Serber's writing sparkles: practical, strong, brazenly modern, marbled with superb descriptions . . . Take my word: Shout Her Lovely Name will reach inside readers and squeeze. On second thought, don't take my word. Read these lovely stories.”
San Francisco Chronicle

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547634579
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 06/26/2012
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 612,895
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

NATALIE SERBER received an MFA from Warren Wilson College. Her work has appeared in The Bellingham Review and Gulf Coast, among others, and her awards include the Tobias Wolff Award. She teaches writing at various universities and lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

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Shout Her Lovely Name 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Mrsjonsey More than 1 year ago
This book is a collection of well written short stories about the bound between mother and daughter.  The mother/daughter bond is a bond that prevails obstacles, emotional upheaval, the test of time and each other.  This book is a great way to remind both mothers and daughters that we are strong and can handle anything that comes our way if we have our mom.  Pick this book up and give it a read.  I give it 4 stars.  
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review on Kritters Ramblings A collection of stories where some of them are connected with characters that show up in a few stories, but there were stories that didn't have these characters. Maybe I just didn't get it, but I really enjoyed the characters of Nora and Ruby that were in a few of the stories and was confused that they were not in all of the stories.