Gryphon: New and Selected Stories

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 11, 2011 - Fiction - 448 pages
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A New York Times Notable Book

"A warmly disposed yet unsentimental chronicler of American lives.... Some [stories are] poignant and disturbing, and all of them highly readable." --The New York Times Book Review

"One of our best storytellers." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Baxter lovingly teases anguish, humor, and heart-rending beauty out of clear, unaffected sentences." --The Washington Post

Since the publication of his first story collection in 1984, Charles Baxter has slowly gained a reputation as one of America’s finest short story writers. Gryphon brings together sixteen classics with seven new stories, giving us the most complete portrait of his achievement. 

From the bestselling author of The Feast of Love.  


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User Review  - m.belljackson - LibraryThing

The magic of A FEAST OF LOVE surfaced in many of these stories, up to "Kiss Away." Until then, Charles Baxter had avoided most modern novel cliches (clapboard houses, First Light, etc.). But now, here ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

Baxter takes a fresh look at an array of situations and stories. These would be perfect for reading at the beach. Read full review


The Wouldbe Father
Horace and Margarets Fiftysecond
Harmony of the World
Winter Journey
Surprised by Joy
The Eleventh Floor
Fenstads Mother
The Next BuildingI Plan to Bomb
Flood Show
The Cures for Love
Poor Devil
Royal Blue
The Old Murderer
Mr Scary

The Disappeared
Kiss Away
The Cousins
The Winner
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Charles Baxter is the author of the novels The Feast of Love (nominated for the National Book Award), The Soul Thief, Saul and Patsy, Shadow Play, and First Light, and the collections Believers, A Relative Stranger, Through the Safety Net, and Harmony of the World. He lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the University of Minnesota and in the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

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