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Where You Find It

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  80 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
From the Scottish author of Foreign Parts comes a collection of short stories that gazes unflinchingly at the struggle to love against the odds.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published February 5th 2002 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1996)
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Greg
On Tuesday morning I took this book on the subway to start reading it. I had already read the first story, a wonderfully uncomfortable study of Valentines Day (and the reference from the front cover where one of the minor characters makes heart shaped sandwiches for her construction worker husband. Upon taking the book out of my bag I realized, 'oh shit, this book has a giant heart on the front and the whole book is bright pink--it looks like chick lit'. Normally I try not to bring books I'd be ...more
Becky Douglas
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was slightly put off reading this book because it's being a collection of short stories and, judging by the cover and the quotes on the back, it sounded like it would be love stories. I'm glad I did in the end, though.

I guess it kind of is a collection of love stories, in that love is a common theme, but it couldn't really be considered romantic. The relationships are more often awkward and unfulfilling than they are warm. Sometimes they're out and out chilling. At least one story isn't about
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Ayelet Waldman
And odd but charming collection of short stories by a Scottish writer. I reviewed it for the SF Chronicle
Mara Eastern
Oct 01, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Perhaps not as groundbreaking as Blood, but still a fine collection of subtle stories on a surprising variety of topics.
Ruth
Dec 12, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved these stories only problem I was reading it for Higher English!
Landismom
Nov 16, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: short-stories
Initially promising, but may have turned out to be the most boring collection of short stories ever written.
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Janice Galloway was born in Ayrshire in 1955 where she worked as a teacher for ten years. Her first novel, The Trick is to keep Breathing, now widely considered to be a contemporary Scottish classic, was published in 1990. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel, Scottish First Book and Aer Lingus Awards, and won the MIND/Allan Lane Book of the Year. The stage adaptation has been performe ...more
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