What Was Mine: Stories

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Random House Incorporated, 1991 - Fiction - 237 pages
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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 remarkable and moving collage of contemporary lives.

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Review: What Was Mine: & Other Stories

User Review  - Purple Osprey - Goodreads

Not all stories are equally good, some are hard to follow because of share amount of information that gets dropped on you.Whether by intention or not, it feels like inside a head of somebody quite ... Read full review

Review: What Was Mine: & Other Stories

User Review  - Rick - Goodreads

I've gone batty for Beattie, slurping short stories like spiced froth. Read full review

Contents

IMAGINE A DAY AT THE END OF YOUR LIFE
5
THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR
47
HOME TO MARIE
69
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Ann Beattie was born in Washington, D.C. on September 8, 1947. She received a B.A. from American University in 1969 and an M.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1970. She began her writing career when she was just twenty-five, with the short story A Platonic Relationship, published in The New Yorker. Regular contributions to the magazine resulted in her first collection of short stories, Distortions, published in 1976. Her first novel, Chilly Scenes of Winter, was also published that year. Later works include Park City, Another You, Where You'll Find Me, and Walks with Men. Her work was honored with a Guggenheim fellowship in 1978, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1980, and the Rea Award for the Short Story in 2005. She has taught at Harvard College, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Virginia.

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