An Unrehearsed Desire
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The fourteen stories in this dazzling collection continue acclaimed author Lauren B. Davis' exploration into her characters' psychological landscapes, and ensure her reputation as a writer of razor-sharp intellect and deep compassion. Weaving these stories together is the notion that what one wants and what one needs is not always the same thing: a tale of a heartbroken fa...more
Hardcover, 237 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Exile Editions
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Lucy Bernard
I am a big fan of Lauren B. Davis, Canadian author extraordinaire. I just finished her latest collection of short stories, AN UNREHEARSED DESIRE, and was blown away. Each story is a gem, and the variety of characters and voices are so engaging I couldn't put the book down. It is a true pleasure to recommend this collection. And if you're less keen about short stories - her two novels were also great reads!
Another short story collection from Lauren B Davis that kept me up reading all night. Between Rat Medicine & Other Unlikely Curatives, and An Unrehearsed Desire, I can honestly say that Lauren B Davis is my favorite short story writer. Each story is so powerful and gut-wrenching, and every character is so emotionally well-drawn that every ending has me screaming inside I WANT MORE.
Lauren Davis' new collection of short stories is like a 'tablette de chocolat.' It can be consumed one story at a time, but don't be surprised if the whole thing is gone in one sitting.
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Lauren's most recent work OUR DAILY BREAD, is the deeply compassionate story of what happens when we view our neighbors as ‘The Other” as well as the transcendent power of unlikely friendships. It was named one of the “Very Best Books of 2011” by The Globe & Mail and by The Boston Globe.

Her first novel, THE STUBBORN SEASON, was a national bestseller and named as one of the Top 15 Bestselling F...more
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