Chilly Scenes of Winter

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 18, 2011 - Fiction - 288 pages
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This is the story of a love-smitten Charles; his friend Sam, the Phi Beta Kappa and former coat salesman; and Charles' mother, who spends a lot of time in the bathtub feeling depressed.


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A group of friends get together and discuss their life, their missed goals and opportunities and the things that have gone on in their lives. There is family problems with attempted suicide, stays in ... Read full review

CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Up the down mood elevator mostly with Charles, a self-styled "mess" who fantasizes and cultivates his "spiritual trouble" although he's got some genuine wretchedness to contribute to it. Mostly his ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
20
Section 4
33
Section 5
57
Section 6
93
Section 7
121
Section 8
143
Section 9
170
Section 10
203
Section 11
221
Section 12
234
Section 13
245
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About the author (2011)

Ann Beattie has published eight novels and ten collections of stories, among them Chilly Scenes of Winter, Falling in Place, The Burning House, Love AlwaysPicturing Will, and Another You. She was the Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia (emerita). She is a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters and of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She and her husband, Lincoln Perry, live in Maine and Key West, Florida.

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