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Pins & Needles: Stories

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Winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short FictionIn Pins and Needles, Karen Brown explores the dynamics of love and longing between mother and child, husband and wife, close friends, and virtual strangers, often peeling back the facade of a seemingly stable suburban life to reveal the secrets and transgressions that even good people can be guilty of.

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ebook, 192 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by Washington Square Press (first published November 1st 2007)
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Rachel Hermans Goldman
New favorite short story collection.
These characters stay with you long after the stories are over. Perfectly formed little worlds are meticulously and deliciously drawn. There is a quiet and true way in which Brown writes and I found so much meaning in these snapshots of daily lives.. I look forward to reading Little Sinners. She is a master short story teller and now one of my favourites, up there with Lorrie Moore.
Good stories. It won the Grace Paley prize. There was a similarity in stories--women were always smoking, sexy, and men were always slipping hands here and there. Some stories were well-written and compelling.
Elizabeth Brown
Stunning descriptions of settings and characters. The stories are subtle yet poignant as Karen Brown reaches in and pulls out the many facets of being a woman in modern society--beautifully crafted!
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Karen Brown was born in Connecticut. Her first collection of short stories, PINS AND NEEDLES, received The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. LITTLE SINNERS AND OTHER STORIES won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, and the Binghamton University John Gardner Fiction Book Award. Her stories have appeared in The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories 2008, Good Housekeeping, and in ma ...more
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