Cowboys are my weakness : stories

by Pam Houston

Paper Book, 1992





New York : W.W. Norton, c1992.


These 12 tales tell of the pleasures of dancing the two-step at the Stockgrowers Ball, the pity of stalking beautiful beasts, the comforting companionship of dogs, the challenge of a tetch horse and, of course, of love, sex and loss.

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LibraryThing member cequillo
This has always been one of my favorite books by Pam Houston. The stories are so well crafted and merge so many human emotions that none of them fall short. She brings us the bonds between animals and humans in touching, often funny, and never less than poignant ways. The last story, a story of friendship and love between two women and saying goodbye to that friendship is worth reading the whole book for. I swept the gamut of emotions with this one, from laughter to tears.… (more)
LibraryThing member bnbooklady
An excellent collection of short fiction featuring strong women characters with a weakness for untamed, untameable men. Houston's writing is intelligent and insightful, as she explores the complexities of our relationships with a depth beyond chick lit or women's fiction. Two stories are written with second-person narrative, which is a rare and delightful treat. Overall, a great read.

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LibraryThing member Rdra1962
reread, still great
LibraryThing member olevia
If I read these years back, I forgot. If I read these and forgot, maybe early-stage Alzheimer's is a possibility, because these stories are - each one of them - truly unforgettable. Houston captures the vagaries of modern womens' hearts perfectly. Sorry I'm not being more specific in my praise. Just go read these, please.


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