Vaquita and other stories

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University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996 - Fiction - 183 pages
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"Edith Pearlman's book is remarkable for its scope, vision and craft. Each story is so well imagined, I kept suspecting Pearlman of having actually lived the lives of her character, who are as varied as they are interesting... every story feels informed by a rare, original wisdom". Jane McCafferty, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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VAQUITA: and Other Stories

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This year's Drue Heinz Awardwinner collects 15 stories, many of which have been published in literary magazines. Most of these elegantly written pieces concern privileged protagonists who eventually ... Read full review

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Most of Pearlman's stories feature strong female characters whose solitary lives have been altered by unexpected encounters, illustrating truthfully how subtle incidents shape human lives. The diverse ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Edith Pearlman has published over one hundred stories in national magazines, literary journals, anthologies, and on-line publications. Her first collection of stories, Vaquita, won the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature, and her second, Love Among The Greats, won the Spokane Annual Fiction Prize.Pearlman's short essays have appeared in the The Atlantic Monthly, The Smithsonian Magazine, Preservation Magazine, and Yankee. She is a New Englander by birth and preference.

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