REVIEW ☆ What Was Mine Other Stories

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REVIEW ☆ What Was Mine Other Stories Ô ➾ [Download] ➻ What Was Mine Other Stories By Ann Beattie ➷ – A collection of short fiction twelve works in all including two never before published novellas Here are disconnected marriages and uneasy reunions nostalgic reminiscences and sudden epiphanies a rReminiscences and sudden epiphanies a remarkable and moving collage of contemporary live. Every time I pick up one of her collections I end up putting it down after not too long She is definitely a short story ist versus a novelist I never find myself wanting or remembering much of the lives of her neurotic educated upper class characters


R before published novellas Here are disconnected marriages and uneasy reunions nostalgic. Highlights include Honey Home to Marie What Was Mine and the terrific final story Windy Day at the Reservoir

Ann Beattie ã 1 REVIEW

What Was Mine Other StoriesA collection of short fiction twelve works in Mine Other PDF #8608 all including two neve. I had mixed feelings about this book I loved the geographical setting It's been my home territory for the past thirty five years I live in a town just next to Jenkintown and travel to and through Elkins Park all the time The Dutch house is like no house I know although there are many three story homes in the area Today these areas are a mixture of high middle and low income families It's ethnically diverse as well Cheltenham the township that my town and Elkins Park are part of prides itself on being politically and environmentally active filled with artists small business owners educators and musicians I love living here The characters felt flat to me for a long while As the book progressed I found myself becoming and involved in their lives their relationships experiences and emotions The mother was the most confusing to me I actually have a close one time friend who abandoned her child She left her nine year old daughter with my husband and I actually and went off to live with a cult in Oakland CA But I can't say I understand it The passage of time is erratic We meet the narrator when he is a child and get a sense of his closeness to his mother his relationship with his fairly aloof but influential father and with his only sibling his sister Maeve Their step mother is a true evil stepmother Her cruelty is hard to believe While The Dutch House isn't as much of a fairy tale as Where the Crawdad Sings I had some of the same problems with reading either of these books as realistic fiction Once I conceded that I couldn't read this book that way I became intrigued by the return of characters much later in time The sentences were often beautiful and the heartbreak these children experience is emotionally wrenching The two adults who essentially come to their rescue when they are young are the heroesas are these two as lost as Hansel and Gretel when they are cast away by their evil step mother