Cowboys Are My Weakness: Stories

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 14, 2011 - Fiction - 192 pages
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"Exhilarating, like a swift ride through river rapids with a spunky, sexy gal handling the oars."—Washington Post Book World

In Pam Houston's critically acclaimed collection of strong, shrewd, and very funny stories, we meet smart women who are looking for the love of a good man, and men who are wild and hard to pin down. "I've always had this thing for cowboys, maybe because I was born in New Jersey,” says the narrator in the collection’s title story. “But a real cowboy is hard to find these days, even in the West.” Our heroines are part daredevil, part philosopher, all acute observers of the nuances of modern romance. They go where their cowboys go, they meet cowboys who don't look the part – and they have staunch friends who give them advice when the going gets rough. Cowboys Are My Weakness is a refreshing and realistic look at men and women – together and apart.
 

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User Review  - olevia - LibraryThing

If I read these years back, I forgot. If I read these and forgot, maybe early-stage Alzheimer's is a possibility, because these stories are - each one of them - truly unforgettable. Houston captures ... Read full review

Should be required reading for young women!

User Review  - birdie420 - Borders

This is a fantastic book. I have read it several times, usually after a breakup. Pam Houston's collection of stories are entertaining and heartfelt. I have also givent his book to friends when they are having a difficult time. Read full review

Contents

HOW TO TALK TO A HUNTER
13
SELWAY
21
HIGHWATER
42
FOR BO
60
WHAT SHOCK HEARD
69
DALL
85
COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS
108
JACKSON IS ONLY ONE OF MY DOGS
126
A BLIZZARD UNDER BLUE SKY
133
SOMETIMES YOU TALK ABOUT IDAHO
140
SYMPHONY
152
IN MY NEXT LIFE
156
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Pam Houston divides her time between her ranch in Colorado and the University of California at Davis, where she is director of the Creative Writing Program. She has been a frequent contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine, and her writing appears regularly in More and other publications. She in the author of the best-selling Cowboys Are My Weakness.

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