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The Rose Fancier: Stories

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Seventeen stories from the late Australian Masters (The Home Girls, A Long Time Dying, etc.), varying in length and quality and ranging from the late 19th century to contemporary times. Before her death, Masters had finished eight; nine are the result of "editorial alterations"--and it sometimes shows--but, even so, the most successful are biting studies of emotional and p ...more
Hardcover, 135 pages
Published September 1st 1991 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published December 1988)
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Karen
This book reminds me why I don't like short stories as much as novels. Just as you start to get into the characters or story, it is over. These stories are very subtle. They seem very mundane but it feels like there are often other layers underneath. There were some where I was left scratching my head and feeling like I didn't "get" the story.
Jean
This Australian author is so, so good. Finely drawn and nuanced characters. I found myself rereading the stories to tease out and reconsider ever detail and shade of meaning.
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Olga Masters née Lawler (28 May 1919 – 27 September 1986) was an Australian journalist, novelist and short story writer.

Masters wrote as a journalist for most of her life, and supplemented the family income by writing for local newspapers in the towns she lived in with her husband. On their return to Sydney, she wrote for papers such as The Manly Daily and The Sydney Morning Herald.

While she wante
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