Ordinary Love and Good Will (eBook)


Description


"The emotional and moral complexity that [Jane Smiley] uncovers in the characters of these resonant novellas confirms [her] singular talent. ORDINARY LOVE & GOOD WILL is an extraordinary achievement."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
ORDINARY LOVE
At a reunion with her grown children, a woman recalls the long-ago affair that ended her relationship with their father--and changed all their lives irrevocably.
GOOD WILL
Despite the carefully self-sufficient life he has designed for his small family, a man discovers that even the right choices have unexpected consequences--sometimes heart-breaking ones.


From the Paperback edition.

About the Author


JANE SMILEY is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and more than ten other works of fiction, as well as three works of nonfiction, including a critically acclaimed biography of Charles Dickens. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in northern California.

Praise for Ordinary Love and Good Will…


“With this volume, Jane Smiley ratifies her claim as one of her generation’s most eloquent chroniclers of ordinary familial love.” —The New York Times“An extraordinary achievement. . . . Smiley's stories lucidly explore the complexities of contemporary sexual and domestic life. The emotional and moral complexity that she uncovers in the characters of these resonant novellas confirms Jane Smiley's singular talent.” —The Washington Post Book WorldOrdinary Love & Good Will are unforgettable novellas, built on lucid characterizations and elegant prose. Jane Smiley accomplishes a dazzling feat--without so much as a flashy phrase.” —The Boston Globe

Product Details ISBN-13: 9780307787484
Published: Anchor, 01/05/2011
Language: en


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