Welding with Children: Stories

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Macmillan, Oct 1, 1999 - Fiction - 209 pages
5 Reviews
A master storyteller's triumphant, moving collection about lost souls, found love, and rediscovered tradition

Tim Gautreaux returns to the form that won him his first fans, with tales of family, sin, and redemption: from a man who realizes his grandchildren are growing up without any sense of right or wrong, and he's to blame; to a camera repairman who uncovers a young woman's secret in the undeveloped film she brings him; to a one-armed hitch-hiker who changes the life of the man who gives her a ride.

Each one a small miracle of storytelling and compassion, these stories are a joyous confirmation of Tim Gautreaux's rare and generous talent.

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User Review  - RidgewayGirl - LibraryThing

Years ago, I read the title story and it stuck clearly enough in my mind that when I ran across a copy of the book, I wanted to read it. Considering that I have forgotten entire novels, this is ... Read full review

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

This set of short stories has some recent buzz on LT so I thought I'd sample it. The first and title story made me feel uneasy. We are all imperfect parents after all. But the second story made me ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Tim Gautreaux's work has appeared in Harpers, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, Story, and the two most recent editions of Best American Short Stories. He lives in Hammond, Louisiana.

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