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Collected Stories
Collected Stories | Grace Paley
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This reissue of Grace Paley's classic collection--a finalist for the National Book Award--demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again. Whether writing about the love (and conflict) between parents and children or between husband and wife, or about the struggles of aging single mothers or disheartened political organizers to make sense of the world, she brings the same unerring ear for the rhythm of life as it is actually lived.The Collected Stories is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.
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Eggs
Collected Stories | Grace Paley
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OriginalCyn620 Lots of good ones in there! 😊 3mo
Eggs The TBirRds think it‘s lots too 😂 @OriginalCyn620 3mo
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Billypar
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I didn't have the easiest time with this collection, but I respected Paley's writing, very dense but funny too. The stories are slices of life, often involving reoccurring characters, a group of women from New York who are friends and activists, though the stories are less concerned with politics than their relationships. Despite the realist overtones, conversations often veer into strange philosophical territory that isn't easy to parse.

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Leftcoastzen Super duper quote!!! 2y
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shawnmooney
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I have only read or listened to a handful of her stories, and loved them. So quirkily unique. She was scheduled to attend AWP in Vancouver when I lived there about a decade ago but at the last minute was too ill to come.

She's another writer I would like to do a intensive slow read of some day.

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/grace-paley-the-saint-of-seeing

Suet624 She lived in Vermont so there were many articles written about her by local writers. I liked this article: http://www.vermontwoman.com/articles/2007/0507/GracePaley.html 3y
shawnmooney @Suet624 Wow, I started it, then realized how rich and lengthy it is, so I will definitely go back and finish it when I have time. Thanks! 3y
Suet624 👍🏼🎁 3y
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MMenefee
The Collected Stories | Grace Paley

In a May 2007 interview with Vermont Woman newspaper, Paley said of her dreams for her grandchildren: "It would be a world without militarism and racism and greed - and where women don't have to fight for their place in the world."

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tkmadden
The Collected Stories | Grace Paley

"Also, you‘ll see, you‘ll be lucky in this life to have something you must do to take your mind off all the things you didn‘t do." -- crying all day to Grace Paley, as usual

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