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Nine Women: Stories

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Grau’s insightful and mesmerizing collection of stories, about nine Southern women unified by their search for happiness in the face of overwhelming odds
 
The nine namesake women of this collection come from all levels of New Orleans society, from the daughters of servants to affluent ladies. All, however, struggle with grief, longing, and hope. In “Widows Walk,” for instan
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ebook, 204 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Open Road Media (first published January 1st 1985)
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Kilian Metcalf
Mar 05, 2017 Kilian Metcalf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whether it is only a matter of hours, as a women says goodbye to her summer friends, or a long life, these stories of nine women from all walks of life in New Orleans, will captivate you. Shirley Ann Grau's deft writing and deep insight into a woman's mind and heart make for captivating reading. Nine little gems collected into one book, these stories are well worth your time.
Richda Mcnutt
For me, this book was just ok - somewhat disappointing. I never really engaged with any of the characters.
Carla
Sep 16, 2012 Carla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short stories about women. Nine in fact. Slightly disappointing. Some were good, none were great.
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Shirley Ann Grau (b. 1929) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist of nine novels and short story collections, whose work is set primarily in her native South. Grau was raised in Alabama and Louisiana, and many of her novels document the broad social changes of the Deep South during the twentieth century, particularly as they affected African Americans. Grau’s first novel, The Hard Blue Sky (1958), a ...more
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