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Some of Her Friends That Year: New and Selected Stories

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Highly regarded for her deft and humorous portrayals of the dark side of modern living, Maxine Chernoff’s latest collection is a droll, poetic field guide to the endearing and troubling aspects of human behavior. Chernoff fans will relish the sixteen new stories, and new readers will discover a wonderful assemblage of Chernoff’s likeable and contemplative characters. Chern ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Coffee House Press
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David Schaafsma
Funny and insightful stories, many of them about growing up in/living in a Jewish neighborhood in Chicago. Family stories. Pretty delightful. My interest is in the growing up/coming of age stories set in Chicago, which I really enjoyed. If any of you know other stories about growing up in Chicago, let me know, thanks. I am putting together a book of stories from a variety of neighborhoods/ethnicities/identities/etc.
Sarah
Jul 15, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I'm back to reading short stories because I'm back to writing short stories and am studying endings. Chernoff stops me short because she ends the story two paragraphs early which leaves it "open." Reader imagination takes off. I learned about writing from reading her.
Jacob
Feb 10, 2008 Jacob added it
Today, I was in Green Apple, the temporary warehouse store, not the main one, with my friend and we were wandering the aisles like ghosts wander through old houses; we were wandering not in search of books but out of habit. It was hot. There were piles and piles and piles worth of books. I jokingly told my friend, we should stop having readings and have book burnings instead. I saw some books that I wanted to read. Some that I had read. I pulled this book off the shelf. I didn't buy it. I didn't ...more
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Apr 15, 2011 Amber rated it it was ok
Not great. The stories that had been previously published were better, but still not very compelling. I like at least one of the recurring characters, but felt that maybe he wasn't really recurring, but was unfinished in one of his appearances.
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