Girls in the grass: stories

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Random House, Jun 25, 1991 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Ranging from rural Idaho to suburban Arizona and downtown Boston, eleven stories offer an insightful, poignant study of American dreams, illusions, revelations, and relationships

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A first story collection from Thon (Meteors in August, 1990) includes several standouts (the title story, ``Punishment,'' ``Repentance,'' and ``Sisters'') as well as others that display the author's ... Read full review

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In these 11 stories, whose settings range from Boston to suburban Arizona to rural Idaho, Thon captures her characters at a moment of sudden revelation. She portrays young men and women edging warily ... Read full review


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Melanie Rae Thon is the author of the novels "Meteors in August" and "Iona Moon" and the story collections "First, Body" and "Girls in the Grass." Her work has appeared in "Paris Review, Story, Granta, " and "Best American Short Stories." She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation. Originally from Montana, she now divides her time between the Pacific Northwest and Salt Lake City, where she teaches at the University of Utah.

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