Read This and Tell Me What It Says: Stories

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HarperCollins, Jun 1, 1998 - Fiction - 160 pages
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In her first full-length story collection, author A. Manette Ansay explores the rural Midwest landscape and the people who inhabit it: ordinary folk with extraordinary inner lives, struggling to make sense of the isolated, sometimes painful, and often intensely religious worlds in which they live. Her are 15 haunting and exquisitely written tales that offer a rare and unforgettable glimpse into the complexities of being human and being alive.

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User Review  - berylweidenbach - LibraryThing

I don't usually read short story collections preferring instead the more complete characterizations in novels. But I have really enjoyed Ansay's other novels so thought I would give this a try. I was ... Read full review

Read this and tell me what it says

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Poignant, mostly realistic short stories that peel into family lives in a fictional Wisconsin town make up this collection by the author of Vinegar Hill (LJ 8/94). In "Smoke," a widow haunted by her ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

A. Manette Ansay is the author of eight books, including Vinegar Hill, Midnight Champagne (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and Blue Water. She has received the Pushcart Prize, two Great Lakes Book Awards, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in the MFA writing program at the University of Miami.

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