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House Fires

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These eleven stories travel from snowbound Buffalo in the 1940s to Boston, Providence and San Francisco in 1999, and across the domestic terrain of desire's unruly claims to the nuances of grief. Passion and heartbreak are often intertwined in these stories.
Paperback, 228 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by University Of Iowa Press
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Most wonderful stories!
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I really enjoyed this book. I found some of the character's thoughts painful which added to the strength of the book. These thoughts are those that we usually censor, even for ourselves because they can be embarrassing. But this author didn't allow the characters to censor them so we could see them in their rawness.
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The title story is one of the most haunting stories I have ever read. The smallest details of human suffering are sometimes the most telling. Reisman offers the minutiae of grief and renders it, somehow, beautiful.
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Never finished this one. I owe it to her. And, the stories I did read were really good.
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