All the Days and Nights
In settings that range from small town Illinois to the Upper East Side of Manhattan, these stories are distinguished by Maxwell's inimitable wisdom and kindness, his sense of the small details that make up a life, the nuances of joy and sadness that change its direction. Whether describing the reunion of two brothers who will never agree, the furniture of the apartment that becomes everything to a childless couple, the search for the perfect French meal or the life of a ne'er-do-well uncle, Maxwell's stories capture responses that are recognisable in us all.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hemlokgang - LibraryThing
William Maxwell's collection of short stories is special. The stories have a quality of simplicity while simultaneously containing profound truths about life and relationships. Each story touches on ... Read full review
All the days and nights: the collected stories of William MaxwellUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In the preface to this collection of short fiction written over a period of 50 years, former New Yorker editor Maxwell (The Outermost Dreams: Essays and Reviews, LJ 4/15/89) tells of his youthful ... Read full review