Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories” as Want to Read:
The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories

by
4.56  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories in the first winner of the Press 53 Award for Short Fiction, selected by Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher, and Christine Norris, Fiction Editor. Carol Guess, author of Darling Endangered and Doll Studies: Forensics, says, "What happens when a still life speaks? Wendy J. Fox invites us to eavesdrop. These beautiful, lyrical stories ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published October 18th 2014 by Press 53
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-46
Average rating 4.56  · 
Rating details
 ·  27 ratings  ·  8 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories
Mark Stevens
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From the first paragraph of “Apricots,” the first story in "The Seven Stages of Anger," I had a hunch I was reading something special. I could imagine an hour-long creative writing class devoted to the many ways that first paragraph works, but here’s the opening sentence as a teaser: “As children growing up in the eastern Washington desert, the dry side of the Cascades, we learned to speak of rain the way we spoke of the dead: with reverence, with longing, without hope of return.”

The narrator is
...more
Meaghan
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wendy is an amazingly descriptive writer and has surprising in-depth knowledge about even the most minute detail and facts. All of which make the book a delight to devour.
Beth Castrodale
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The complications of romantic partnerships are often explored in fiction, but rarely with the depth and insight that Wendy J. Fox brings to her début story collection, The Seven Stages of Anger.

Through several stories, and through the perspectives of multiple characters, Fox suggests that happenstance, circumstance, and inertia—as unromantic as they may be—can play a much larger role in how relationships form, sustain themselves, or die than we may like to think. As for destiny and fate, for the
...more
Jessica
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love short stories, and found that these will fall amongst those that I love. The writer was superbly and pleasingly descriptive and made it so I finished the book in a quick sitting. I cannot really pick a favorite but can request that others do read this book to find their own.
Great  Writers Steal
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: featured-on-gws
Ms. Fox's stories illuminate the lives of people who are still searching for happiness in a world that seems to enjoy withholding it. While the book is slight, the stories inside pack a big wallop. I had the pleasure of asking Ms. Fox about her work in an interview:

The Great Writers Steal Experience: Wendy J. Fox, author of The Seven Stages of Anger
...more
Janet
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this book because my cousin wrote it. I gave this book five stars because the stories are beautifully descriptive nuggets of everyday life. Wendy brought me home to my dust filled childhood, evoking memories and feelings long forgotten. She took me back to young adulthood, moving to the rainy coast, and learning to make my way in the world. I look forward reading more from Wendy, not simply because we're related, but because she's emerged as a fine author.
Dawn
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm learning that I enjoy short stories, and here's another collection that I'd recommend. I loved the writing, and most of the stories. My favorites were "The Car" and "Ten Penny" though thee was only one that I didn't finish and now I can't remember which one that was. These are vignettes of interesting but ordinary people. Some of them you will recognize in yourself. Definitely worth the read.
Pamela
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The writing was beautiful, breathtaking, even. Made me slow down to enjoy it -- the descriptions, the originality. It made me marvel. Plenty to discuss, fully developed characters and interesting ideas. Book clubs might want to discuss -- Love, Family, Uncertainty, Fire Motif, Dirt Motif, Relationship Fractures, Being grateful for temporary love that heals and vanishes but reverberates, Destruction, Safety. "There is no God, only family."
Alex Berge
rated it really liked it
Feb 23, 2018
Tiffany Quay Tyson
rated it it was amazing
Jun 17, 2015
Carla
rated it it was amazing
Jul 26, 2018
Dana Schmidt
rated it liked it
Mar 27, 2016
Elizabeth Geoghegan
rated it it was amazing
Feb 06, 2019
Andrew Travers
rated it it was ok
Feb 12, 2015
Caroline
rated it liked it
Feb 22, 2019
Rachel King
rated it really liked it
Jul 30, 2018
Heather
rated it it was amazing
Dec 30, 2014
Clay Cassells
rated it it was amazing
Apr 26, 2016
Zeb Carabello
rated it it was amazing
Jun 24, 2019
Amelia
rated it it was amazing
Mar 28, 2018
Denise
rated it it was amazing
Dec 01, 2016
Colorado Humanities
rated it it was amazing
Apr 01, 2015
Margi
rated it liked it
Jan 22, 2015
Bobby Joyner
rated it it was amazing
May 28, 2019
Homo Sapien
rated it it was amazing
Oct 04, 2015
Kraig
rated it it was amazing
Jun 15, 2016
Theresa
rated it it was amazing
Apr 14, 2016
Whitney
marked it as to-read
Oct 19, 2014
Roniq
marked it as to-read
Oct 28, 2014
Tricia
marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2014
Michelle
marked it as to-read
Nov 04, 2014
Betty
marked it as to-read
Mar 02, 2015
Dean
marked it as to-read
Mar 02, 2015
Plch
marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2015
Vannessa Anderson
marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2015
Pauline
marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2015
Frederick Rotzien
marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2015
SALLY WHITE
marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2015
Sangeeta
marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2015
Nicola Fantom
marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2015
Stella Clarkson
marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2015
Samantha Gunning
marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2015
Julia Conway
marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2015
Betty
marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2015
Stacia Chappell
marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
48 followers
Wendy J. Fox was raised in rural Washington state and earned her MFA at Eastern Washington University.

Her debut collection, "The Seven Stages of Anger & Other Stories" was the winner of the 2014 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction, and her first novel "The Pull of It" was released by Underground Voices in September of 2016.

Her stories, articles, and essays have been published widely in print and on
...more

Related Articles

There's something great about a paperback book: They're perfect book club choices, you can throw them in your bag and go, and they've been out in...
55 likes · 17 comments