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It Wasn't All Dancing and Other Stories

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This eagerly anticipated second volume of short stories is offered by nationally acclaimed writer Mary Ward Brown, often referred to as the "first lady" of Alabama letters.

With the 11 stories in this long-awaited collectiong, Mary Ward Brown once again offers her devoted fans a palette of new literary pleasures. The hallmarks of her style, so finely wrought in the award-wi
Paperback, 154 pages
Published December 4th 2002 by University Alabama Press (first published 2001)
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Sarah Ryburn
i first encountered mwb through a book club a few years ago that broke up shortly after we read these stories. well, the stories enchanted even if the group did not succeed.

i've just read her biography, fanning the spark, and feel inspired to revisit this collection. i am in love with the short story form right now as i've never been. her own passion for stories is contagious.
This was an excellent, old fashioned book of short stories. I had read an article on Harper Lee that the author said they he had traveled to Monroeville to visit Harper Lee but there were three other people there that he wanted to visit with. Mary Ward Brown was one of those people. So southern short stories, clean, insightful, good fiction. Loved it.
A quick, satisfying read of short stories set in the deep South in varying time periods (1950s to 1990s). Well-developed characters throughout. Planning to read her earlier collection as well.
This is a solid set of Southern short stories from an author I had never heard of before. The characters are familiar without being cliche.
Kae Cheatham
Masterful writing that brings each set of characters to life. Also promotes introspection into personal development.
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