Binocular Vision

Binocular Vision

New & Selected Stories

Book - 2011
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In this sumptuous offering, one of our premier storytellers provides a feast for fiction aficionados. Spanning four decades and three prize-winning collections, these 21 vintage selected stories and 13 scintillating new ones take us around the world, from Jerusalem to Central America, from tsarist Russia to London during the Blitz, from central Europe to Manhattan, and from the Maine coast to Godolphin, Massachusetts, a fictional suburb of Boston. These charged locales, and the lives of the endlessly varied characters within them, are evoked with a tenderness and incisiveness found in only our most observant seers.
Publisher: Wilmington, N.C. : Lookout Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780982338292
Branch Call Number: PEAR
Characteristics: xiii, 374 p. ; 22 cm

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PaulaBlix
Jan 05, 2015

Edith Pearlman is, quite simply, shockingly talented. What's more shocking is that hardly anyone has heard of her. And since she's in her late 70s (the last I heard), I didn't expect to see anything else from her. But I just got a head's-up from Amazon saying she has a book of new stories being released tomorrow (Jan 6, 2015). I sincerely hope she lives long enough to see the broader success she so richly deserves. I agree with the others commenting here: her stories are among the best I've ever read. I would give her ten stars if I could!

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Tulsi2012
Mar 08, 2013

Yes, it's one of the best books of short stories I have read. She's right up there with Alice Munro.

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sarahsamnick
Aug 26, 2012

Wonderful book of short stories. Many different characters and subjects--all entertaining and many thought-provoking as well. Highly recommend.

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LaurieJB
Jun 14, 2012

Fabulous writing. One of the best books of short stories I've read

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