Away From Her

Away From Her

Stories

Book - 2007
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Away From Her is a stunning collection of nine short stories that deal with the substance of adult life. An aging couple's relationship is tested as the woman develops Alzheimer's disease and forgets her long years of marriage in the title story "Away from Her." The fate of a strong-minded house-keeper, just entering the dangerous country of old-maid hood, is unintentionally reversed by a practical joke. A college student visiting her aunt and recognizing the family furniture stumbles on a long-hidden secret and its meaning in her own life. A woman recollecting an afternoon's wild lovemaking with a stranger realizes how the memory has changed and sustained her through a lifetime. Personal histories, both complex and simple, unfold in rich detail in this astonishing collection of stories.
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2007
ISBN: 9780143055389
0143055380
Branch Call Number: MUNR
Characteristics: xix, 426 p

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maipenrai
Aug 15, 2016

AUDIOBOOK AND LARGE PRINT AVAILABLE THRU MINN LINK - STORIES

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ncs1961
Jun 06, 2014

Interesting women, thoughtful & thought provoking - but two of these so called stories were beyond me. There is a pretty terrific 2013 film of the title piece which is well worth a watch.

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