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From Peter Behrens, one of our most beloved storytellers and the author of the bestselling and award-winning novels The Law of Dreams and The O’Briens, comes a spectacular collection of riveting stories about growing up and growing older, falling in and out of love, and finding ourselves and losing each other.

Moving from the magisterial streets of Montreal to the cramped s
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Paperback, 296 pages
Published May 4th 2013 by Astoria (first published April 27th 2013)
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Steven Buechler
May 12, 2013 Steven Buechler rated it it was amazing
A fantastic collection of stories dealing with the pain we go through as we grow older. This book found me when I was dealing with some major personal changes and I found I could relate to the characters in many ways. It helped ease my pain.

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When they got home, Mike cooked the meal, washed the dishes, and put them away. When the counters were bare and clean, he made a pot of coffee and went into his study to work on his stack of papers. Sometime after midnight he went to bed. Instead of
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Jun 23, 2013 Shonna Froebel rated it really liked it
This collection of stories is grouped into three: Boy's Life, Away, and Coming Home.
The seven stories in the Boy's Life section all involve young people and defining events in their lives, from first loves, to leaving home. The nine stories in Away are all people on the move, away from the place they grew up, coming of age or trying to find their way. The seven stories in Coming Home are all people who have returned, briefly or permanently to their past, a childhood home, the country of their bi
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Short stories. Canadian. It's great.
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Jun 23, 2014 Mar rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A collection of short stories that I didn't find to be great.
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Peter Behrens is author of three novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (Steerforth/Random House); THE O'BRIENS (Pantheon), and CARRY ME (forthcoming Feb 2016, from Pantheon (US) & Anansi (Canada)). Also 2 collection sof short stories, NIGHT DRIVING (Macmillan) and TRAVELING LIGHT (Astoria). Behrens held a prestigious Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. He was born in Montreal and is currently a ...more
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