Chilly scenes of winter

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Doubleday, 1976 - Fiction - 280 pages
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The movie had a more believable ending. - Goodreads
Writing is okay, but I'd rather read something else. - Goodreads
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User Review  - James - Goodreads

I liked this book even better on a second read. Having read most of Beattie's later work one really appreciates the simplistic beauty of the prose on display here. Hard to believe this is out-of-print ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marlene - Goodreads

To be honest, I'm abandoning this one mid-stream. I'm halfway through, and I just don't care about any of the characters or what happens to them. Writing is okay, but I'd rather read something else. Sorry. Read full review


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About the author (1976)

Ann Beattie was born in 1947 in Washington, D.C. She received a B.A. in 1969 from American University, and an M.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1970. Beattie 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, and Where You'll Find Me. Beattie produces novels, short story collections, and poetry about the lives of her white, middle-class contemporaries, written in a realistic, unemotional style that records the details and subtle nuances of everyday life and behavior. Her work was honored with a Guggenheim fellowship in 1978 and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1980. She has homes in Maine and Key West, Florida.

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