Selected Stories (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 4, 2010 - Fiction - 576 pages
23 Reviews
A marvelous collection from "the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language" (The New Yorker).

Four-time winner of the O. Henry Prize, three-time winner of the Whitbread Prize, and five-time finalist for the Man Booker Prize, William Trevor is one of the most acclaimed authors of our time. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Trevor has crafted exquisitely rendered tales that brilliantly illuminate the human condition. Bringing together forty-eight stories from After Rain, The Hill Bachelors, A Bit on the Side, and Cheating at Canasta, this second volume of Trevor's collected fiction offers readers "treasures of gorgeous writing, brilliant dialogue, and unforgettable lives" (The New York Times Book Review).
  

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User Review  - Ingrid Erwin - Goodreads

I am not usually a fan of short stories, but this compilation was wonderful. The subject matter of the stories varied widely. One of the notes on the back of the edition I read summed it up perfectly. These are "exquisitely rendered tales that illuminate the human condition." Read full review

Review: Selected Stories

User Review  - Goodreads

I am not usually a fan of short stories, but this compilation was wonderful. The subject matter of the stories varied widely. One of the notes on the back of the edition I read summed it up perfectly. These are "exquisitely rendered tales that illuminate the human condition." Read full review

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Contents

The Piano Tuners Wives
Timothys Birthday
A Bit of Business
Widows
Gilberts Mother
Lost Ground
A
Three People
Death of a Professor
Against the Odds
The Telephone Game
Sitting with the Dead
Justinas Priest
Grailliss Legacy
Sacred Statues
Rose Wept

Good News
The Mourning
A Friend in the Trade
Low Sunday 1950
On the Streets
A Bit on the Side
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

William Trevor is the author of twenty-nine books, including "Felicia's Journey", which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award.

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