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Maggie Brown & Others : Stories
by Peter Orner




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In this powerful and virtuosic collection of interlocking stories, each one "a marvel of concision and compassion" (Washington Post), a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and "master of his form" (New York Times) takes the short story to new heights.
Through forty-four compressed gems, Peter Orner, a writer who "doesn't simply bring his characters to life, he gives them souls" (NYT Book Review), chronicles people whose lives are at inflection points, gripping us with a series of defining moments.

Whether it's a first date that turns into a late-night road trip to a s ance in an abandoned airplane hangar, or a family's memories of the painful mystery surrounding a neglected uncle's demise, Orner reveals how our fleeting decisions between kindness and abandonment chase us across time. These stories are anchored by a poignant novella that delivers not only the joys and travails of a forty-year marriage, but an entire era in a working-class New England city. Bristling with the crackling energy of life itself, Maggie Brown & Others marks the most sustained achievement to date for "a master of his form" (New York Times).

  • A New York Times Notable Book
  • A Chicago Tribune Notable Book
  • An Oprah Magazine Best Book of 2019
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Short Fiction of 2019
  • Longlisted for the Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize

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Overview

In this powerful and virtuosic collection of interlocking stories, each one "a marvel of concision and compassion" (Washington Post), a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and "master of his form" (New York Times) takes the short story to new heights.
Through forty-four compressed gems, Peter Orner, a writer who "doesn't simply bring his characters to life, he gives them souls" (NYT Book Review), chronicles people whose lives are at inflection points, gripping us with a series of defining moments.

Whether it's a first date that turns into a late-night road trip to a s ance in an abandoned airplane hangar, or a family's memories of the painful mystery surrounding a neglected uncle's demise, Orner reveals how our fleeting decisions between kindness and abandonment chase us across time. These stories are anchored by a poignant novella that delivers not only the joys and travails of a forty-year marriage, but an entire era in a working-class New England city. Bristling with the crackling energy of life itself, Maggie Brown & Others marks the most sustained achievement to date for "a master of his form" (New York Times).

  • A New York Times Notable Book
  • A Chicago Tribune Notable Book
  • An Oprah Magazine Best Book of 2019
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Short Fiction of 2019
  • Longlisted for the Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780316516112
  • ISBN-10: 0316516112
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company
  • Publish Date: July 2019
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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