Delicate: Stories

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 1, 2007 - Fiction - 272 pages
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The lives of middle-aged women struggling with jobs and family, friendship and romance, are captured to perfection in this collection of humorous and touching stories set in the contemporary Southwest.
Mary Sojourner writes about hardworking, hard-living, blue-collar women who fight quietly and fiercely to make their way in the world, find love and beauty, and hold on to their hopes. The heroines, most of them over forty, include single moms, aging hippies, women newly awakening to the possibility of love, and women confronting their own mortality.
 

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User Review  - goldiebear - LibraryThing

I thought I was really going to like this book. But about 75 pages in, I was so bored I couldn't take it. The stories didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. I couldn't find anything to relate to. I have never really been a huge short story fan and it's books like this that remind me why. Read full review

Delicate: stories

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Unless you pick up this fine collection, you won't likely hear much about them, but they're out there: New Agers of a certain age, women who have raised families, now grown and most likely on their ... Read full review

Contents

Bear House
1
Absolute Proof of the Cosmos in Life
28
Binky
49
Luzianne
74
Monsters
87
Armageddon Coffee
102
What They Write in Other Countries
117
Riv
141
Squirrel
164
Officer Magdalena White Shell Woman and Me
180
Huevos
195
Betabank
212
Delicate
236
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Mary Sojourner, now sixty-four, started writing at age forty-five. She is also the author of Solace: Rituals of Loss and Desire and is a contributor to NPR's Morning Edition. She teaches writing in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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