The Way People Run: Stories

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Thorndike Press, 1999 - Fiction - 254 pages
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This collection of stunning short stories brings to vivid life the inexplicable bonds and escapes of American families as they confront loss, separation, and infidelity. Tilghman writes with passion, generosity and grace about the ways people confront themselves and the lives they've created. Life's truths are at the heart of these magnificent stories by a modern American master.

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User Review  - icolford - LibraryThing

Christopher Tilghman's second collection of short fiction compares well to his first, In a Father's Place, published nine years earlier. Mining the same territory (geographical and emotional ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Separation anxiety and strong emotion repressed almost to the point of suffocation are the constants that are analyzed—with sometimes excessive precision—in this otherwise impressive gathering of ... Read full review


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Writer Christopher Tilghman was born in Boston in 1946 and later graduated from Yale University. After Tilghman served in the Navy, he took on construction work until he was able to establish himself as a writer. Tilghman's short stories appeared in The New Yorker magazine and in Best American Short Stories. He also published In a Father's Place, a collection of short stories, and Mason's Retreat, his first novel.

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