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Paris Stories by Mavis Gallant
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Feb 15, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: best-of-the-best, short-stories
Recommended for: the IRS, expats, slow readers

It took me forever to finish this book, and I loved it so much. The stories aren't dense, exactly, but they do completely create worlds that you have to put it down for awhile after each one to really think about what just happened. Someone take me to Paris. Please? I think my favorite story was actually "Grippes and Poche" about a self-centered, aging writer and a French tax bureaucrat. I know, it was a surprise to me, too. Also loved "The Remission".
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Started Reading
January 1, 2008 – Finished Reading
February 15, 2008 – Shelved
December 22, 2008 – Shelved as: best-of-the-best
December 22, 2008 – Shelved as: short-stories

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Preeta I'd forgotten about this collection -- thank you for reminding me! My copy is sitting in a box in a story facility in New York. I have to retrieve it now to reread my favourites -- I do remember the one about the tax bureaucrat!

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