Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, 1996.
This remarkable collection received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Rea Award for the Short Story, a gold medal from the Commonwealth Club of California, and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award.
LibraryThing member MiserableLibrarian
A well-written collection of thirty-five stories about women. One reviewer calls them “tautly emotional, acutely intelligent, and, ultimately, humane.” The endings are never happy, and reading them was sometimes exhausting. Yet there is hope and courage to be found in each of them, amidst the suffering and disappointments that are part of the human condition.
LibraryThing member William345
Have only read the first and title story so far, which is hilarious and moving. Look forward to reading the others.