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Fine Just the Way it Is by Annie Proulx
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Dec 09, 2009

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Annie Proulx is one of my favorite authors, and I absolutely loved her first two books of short stories about Wyoming. She lives in Wyoming now, and has managed in a short time to absorb the reality of the life there. Her characters are especially spot-on and reflect the hard-scrabble life so many people, especially young people, in Wyoming endure. However, in this book, she goes off on a strange tangent for some of her stories that does not vibe with me. She has a handful of stories set in hell with the devil and some others set in times before the White man arrived in the western world. Maybe someone who did not grow up in Wyoming would find a buffalo hunt interesting to read about, but I'd had my fill by the 4th grade. Some of these stories are five star stories. Some are one or two, so I settled on a three.

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