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Glimpse of Scarlet

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Relationships and marriage are the central themes in this collection of short stories.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 24th 1992 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1991)
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Loved. One of those writers you find who then spark the need to read everything they've done. This still my favorite, but she's very talented.
Judith Shadford
Loved these for two specific reasons: the collection of short stories concerns the terrors of the heart amongst-gasp-people with more than average amounts of money. After multiple collections about the poor and unemployed and hangers-out-at-grungy bars, it was a breath of fresh air to have people eat with linen on the table.

More importantly, in her best stories, "Friendship in a Foreign Country" specifically, she has absolute control of diverted tension. A few of the stories, not so well done. B
Tom Leland
WASPs and their divorces and affairs....not a world I know first-hand, but I have no doubt Robinson captures it brilliantly. To me one of the marks of a great writer is the ability to articulate an emotion, or describe the physical world, in a way that seems so obvious you can't believe you hadn't already, at some point in your life, constructed the very same thought. She displays that ability again and again, making these short pieces all the more compelling...
If you wonder how the other hlaf lives and deals with their problems: i.e. affairs and sharing children in boarding school, this is the book for you. Her writing is effortless and flowing.
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Born in Pine Mountain, Kentucky, Roxana Robinson grew up in New Hope, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Buckingham Friends School, in Lahaska, and from The Shipley School, in Bryn Mawr. She attended Bennington College and studied with Bernard Malamud and Howard Nemerov. She received a B.A. degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan.
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