A Dream of Old Leaves: 2

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Viking Penguin, 1989 - Fiction - 138 pages
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Bret Lott's powerful, insightful stories illuminate the everyday episodes that move us -- husbands and wives, parents and children, friends and neighhors -- along the intricate paths of intimacy. A little boy's first bad dream brings his father back to his own childhood nights when danger lurked beneath the bed; in the California desert at night two brothers in a pickup tune into radio stations from distant places, interrupted by sudden bursts of static; estranged suburban friends become good neighbors again in the course of thwarting two thieves. Lott's previous novels, "The Man Who Owned Vermont" and "A Stranger's House," established him as "one of the strongest voices to come along in some time" "(The San Francisco Chronicle)." "A Dream of Old Leaves" stakes out his place in the landscape of new American fiction.

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A dream of old leaves

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In this collection of 15 stories, Lott ( The Man Who Owned Vermont, A Stranger's House ) evokes emotion as well as scene. We thus become caught up in the little adventures of his characters, average ... Read full review

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This collection of stories is a true gem and I loved it. Discover Brett Lott who is a very fine American writer. Read full review


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Bret Lott is the author of five highly acclaimed novels, "The Man Who Owned Vermont, A Stranger's House, Jewel, Reed's Beach, " and "The Hunt Club, " as well as two collections of widely anthologized short stories, "A Dream of Old Leaves" and "How to Get Home, " and a memoir, "Fathers, Sons, and Brothers." He lives with his wife and two sons near Charleston, South Carolina, and teaches at the College of Charleston and Vermont College.

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