Selected Stories

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Penguin, Nov 4, 2010 - Fiction - 576 pages
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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  - xieouyang - LibraryThing

Forty eight short stories are included in this collection. I can only say that they are all wonderful, moving stories of human relationships. Events that impact and influence those relationships are ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Sterling collection of short pieces by noted Irish writer Trevor (Love and Summer, 2009, etc.).The author is a bard of quiet disappointments and muffled misunderstandings in small places, and often ... Read full review


The Piano Tuners Wives
Timothys Birthday
A Bit of Business
Gilberts Mother
Lost Ground
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

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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 and was made into a motion picture. In 1996 he was the recipient of the Lannan Award for Fiction. In 2001, he won the Irish Times Literature Prize for fiction. Two of his books were chosen by The New York Times as best books of the year, and his short stories appear regularly in the New Yorker. In 1997, he was named Honorary Commander of the British Empire. He lives in Devon, England.

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