The Way People Run: Stories

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Thorndike Press, 1999 - Fiction - 254 pages
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This collection of stunning short stories brings to vivid life the inexplicable bonds and escapes of American families as they confront loss, separation, and infidelity. Tilghman writes with passion, generosity and grace about the ways people confront themselves and the lives they've created. Life's truths are at the heart of these magnificent stories by a modern American master.

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Christopher Tilghman's second collection of short fiction compares well to his first, In a Father's Place, published nine years earlier. Mining the same territory (geographical and emotional ... Read full review

The way people run: stories

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Tilghman is a truly gifted writer who can get inside people's weaknesses and make sense of actions so often misunderstood among families. The value of relationships between family, friends, and lovers ... Read full review

Contents

Something Important
7
Room for Mistakes
47
The Late Night News
97
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Writer Christopher Tilghman was born in Boston in 1946 and later graduated from Yale University. After Tilghman served in the Navy, he took on construction work until he was able to establish himself as a writer. Tilghman's short stories appeared in The New Yorker magazine and in Best American Short Stories. He also published In a Father's Place, a collection of short stories, and Mason's Retreat, his first novel.

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