By Ann Hood
"A choice of brief tales that makes it attainable to be proud to be human."—Carolyn See, Washington Post
Looking at her characters as though via a couple of binoculars, Ann Hood captures the intense within the usual. A pregnant lady left via her husband chefs obsessively to deal with her loss, yet by no means tastes a morsel. In an try to remain sober, a tender alcoholic seduces her priest and embarks on a travel of caverns with him. a young person woman selections up bird-watching as a pastime and, in her newfound behavior of gazing others, discovers a budding romance among her mom and her neighbor. those tales, many released in The Paris assessment, Glimmer teach, Story, and The Colorado Review, are packed with characters looking an get away from their lives whereas uncovering small moments of knowing that frequently have large implications and outcomes. They observe that they could in simple terms locate peace when they cease trying to find a manner out. via diversified voices and energetic storytelling, Hood creates genuine, own, mystery worlds choked with eccentric detail.
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An Ornithologist's Guide to Life: Stories by Ann Hood