Throw Like A Girl: Stories

Throw Like A Girl: Stories

by Jean Thompson
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Throw Like A Girl: Stories by Jean Thompson

A master of short fiction whose "best pieces are as good as it gets in contemporary cction" (Newsday) returns, as Jean Thompson follows her National Book Award finalist collection Who Do You Love with Throw Like a Girl.

Here are twelve new stories that take dead aim at the secrets of womanhood, arcing from youth to experience. Each one of Thompson's indelible characters — lovers, wives, friends, and mothers — speaks her piece — wry, angry, hopeful — about the world and women's places in it.

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ISBN-13: 9781416541820
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 06/05/2007
Edition description: Original
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jean Thompson is the author of Who Do You Love: Stories, a 1999 National Book Award finalist for fiction, and the novels City Boy and Wide Blue Yonder, a New York Times Notable Book and Chicago Tribune Best Fiction selection. She lives in Urbana, Illinois. Visit her at www.jeanthompsononline.com.

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Throw Like a Girl 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am late to review this collection, but it's been in my stack of books for some time. Thompson again shows her skills as an observer of the real things that bump into people's lives and the characters that enter and leave those lives. What's interesting in this collection is the varied "girl views" that each story brings to life from the adolescents finding love's disappointments to the jaded and weary women surveying the scarred landscape of love. None are repetitious or mundane or usual. Thompson never flags in her writing, the careful descriptions and above all her wry humor. I look forward to the next volume.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i was defiantly not found of this book. I picked it up thinking short stories would be nice, i was however very disappointed. I would not reccomend this book. The plot seemed to drag on and there was no substiance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I pick up this book thinling it would be boring but it was not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!