Fine Just the Way It Is: Wyoming Stories 3

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 8, 2009 - Fiction - 240 pages
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From Pulitzer Prize–winning author Annie Proulx, an "unforgettable" (Miami Herald) and "vivid" (Oprah Daily) collection of stories set in Wyoming.

Winner of two O. Henry Prizes, Annie Proulx has been anthologized in nearly every major collection of great American stories. Her bold, inimitable language, her exhilarating eye for detail, her dark sense of humor, and her compassion inform this profoundly compelling collection of stories.

Proulx creates a fierce, visceral panorama of American folly and fate in these nine dazzling stories about multiple generations of Americans struggling through life in the West. Each character is a pioneer of a sort—some are billionaires, some are escapists, and some just think the rest of the country has it wrong. Deeply sympathetic to the men and women fighting to survive in this harsh place, Proulx turns their lives into fiction with the power of myth, leaving the reader in awe.

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One of the best audiobooks I have had the pleasure of listening to in a long time. Ann Proulx's stories are funny and heartbreaking and almost shocking in their authenticity. Will Patton is the perfect narrator, sure-handed and understated. Cannot recommend this audiobook enough. Read full review

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This collection of short stories is beautifully written. I've never read Proulx's work before, but I'll be seeking out more of her books just on the basis of the language alone. She can tell a story ... Read full review

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Annie Proulx is the author of eleven books, including the novels The Shipping News and Barkskins, and the story collection Close Range. Her many honors include a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and a PEN/Faulkner award. Her story "Brokeback Mountain," which originally appeared in The New Yorker, was made into an Academy Award-winning film. Fen, Bog, and Swamp is her second work of nonfiction. She lives in New Hampshire.

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