Diana Secker Tesdell



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Christmas Stories

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New York Stories

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Cat Stories

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Stories of the Sea

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Bedtime Stories

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Dog Stories

3.60 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Stories from the Kitchen

3.73 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Love Stories

3.51 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Stories of Motherhood

3.65 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2012
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Stories of Art and Artists

3.71 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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“In crises of this sort the Dyckmanns had usually found it effective to stare into space, encouraging the long pause that might fetch the witty words, 'Well, dear, we must go.' But the Bairds were on an entirely different wavelength, and this was the fault of the Dyckmanns. With the removal of the bottles it had been the mutual impulse of the Bairds to shoot out the door, but their second thought was that they must not... (from "Dinner on the Rocks" (1954) by Dawn Powell)”
Diana Secker Tesdell, Shaken and Stirred: Intoxicating Stories

“But the development of events on that Saturday night — that fascinated me; I felt that I had had a glimpse of the shameless, marvellous, shattering absurdity with which the plots of life, though not of fiction, are improvised." ― from “An Ounce of Cure” by Alice Munro”
Diana Secker Tesdell, Shaken and Stirred: Intoxicating Stories

“There was a rough stone age and a smooth stone age and a bronze age, and many years afterward a cut-glass age. In the cut-glass age, when young ladies had persuaded young
men with long, curly mustaches to marry them, they sat down several months afterward and wrote thank-you notes for all sorts of cut-glass presents—punch-bowls, finger-bowls, dinner-glasses, wine-glasses, ice-cream dishes, bonbon dishes, decanters, and vases—for, though cut glass was nothing new in the nineties, it was then especially busy reflecting the dazzling light of fashion from the Back Bay to the fastnesses of the Middle West."
--from "The Glass-Cut Bowl" by F. Scott Fitzgerald”
Diana Secker Tesdell, Shaken and Stirred: Intoxicating Stories

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