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Drinking with the Cook

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In her first collection in more than a decade,
acclaimed short story writer Laura Furman displays
the maturation of talent, theme and content that her
widely praised early work foretold.

Furman is a writer of nuance and marvelous subtlety,
acutely observant of the minute detail that forms
the texture of reality whether in the natural world
or in the arena of personal relati

Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Winedale Publishing (first published 2001)
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Jul 17, 2013 Amie marked it as to-read
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This is written by my first college creative writing teacher at UT. Very good so far, and I can hear her voice explaining why these stories work in my head.

Good enough book, but I got busy with school and it came up due at the library. Will return to it another day I suppose...
Short stories dripping with isolation and loneliness like the morning dew. Don't read if depressed. Or maybe read it and realize how many ways we have to isolate ourselves.
There are occasional gems here -- phrases I wish I'd come up with -- but this is the most depressing thing I've read in a long time, maybe ever.
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Laura J. Furman (born 1945) is an American author best known for her role as series editor for the O. Henry Awards prize story collection. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Mirabella, Ploughshares, Southwest Review.

She has written three collections of stories (The Glass House, Watch Time Fly, and Drinking with the Cook), two novels (The Shadow Line and Tuxedo Park), and a memoir (Ordinary P
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O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011: The Best Stories of the Year O. Henry Prize Stories 2008 (Pen/O. Henry Prize Stories) PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009 The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012: Including stories by John Berger, Wendell Berry, Anthony Doerr, Lauren Groff, Yi

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