Chilly Scenes of Winter (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, May 18, 2011 - Fiction - 288 pages
22 Reviews
This is the story of a love-smitten Charles; his friend Sam, the Phi Beta Kappa and former coat salesman; and Charles' mother, who spends a lot of time in the bathtub feeling depressed.


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The movie had a more believable ending. - Goodreads
Writing is okay, but I'd rather read something else. - Goodreads
The ending didn't really work for me. - 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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Contents

Section 1
8
Section 2
20
Section 3
33
Section 4
93
Section 5
121
Section 6
170
Section 7
203
Section 8
221
Section 9
234
Section 10
245
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About the author (2011)

Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections and in John Updike's "The" "Best American Short Stories of the Century". In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story form. In 2005, she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. She and her husband, Lincoln Perry, live in Key West, Florida, and Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.

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