A Jeweler's Eye for Flaw: Stories

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University of Massachusetts Press, 2002 - Fiction - 167 pages
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In this striking debut collection, Christie Hodgen examines the shifting fortunes of several hard-pressed American families, charting their triumphs and failures with honesty and precision. Humor, loneliness, optimism, and despair commingle in these memorable stories.

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Great book. Hodgen writes about dysfunctional people and families in a way that is both funny and sad. This reader found the characters to be entirely believable despite their very bizarre situations. The role of family in determining who we are is interestingly explored. Read full review


A Jewelers Eye for Flaw
Three Parting Shots and a Forecast
Going Out of Business Forever 5

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About the author (2002)

Christie Hodgen lives in Columbia, Missouri. Her awards include the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, the Ernest Hemingway Days Festival Short Fiction Prize, the Quarterly West Novella Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship.

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