[ Reading ] ➽ She Was Like That: New and Selected Stories Author Kate Walbert – Girlnailart.us

She Was Like That: New and Selected StoriesFrom Kate Walbert, The Highly Acclaimed, National Book Award Nominee, Comes A Dazzling, Career Spanning Collection Of New And Selected Stories About The Trials Of Womanhood And The Vulnerabilities Of Motherhood In These Deft, Acutely Funny, Heartbreaking Stories, Kate Walbert Delves Into The Hearts And Minds Of Women In The Age Of Anxiety Her Characters Are Uneasy In One Way Or Another They All Yearn For Connection They All Struggle To Find Meaning In Their Lives As Mothers, Wives, And Daughters They All Try To Find Their Own Voices Often Within Isolated, And Isolating, Circumstances In The Dazzling Opening Story MM World, A Mother Is Plunged Into Panic When She Briefly Loses One Of Her Daughters At The Times Square Store In Slow The Heart, A Mother Tries To Ease Tension At The Dinner Table With Roses And Thorns, The Game She Knows The Obamas Played In The White House In Radical Feminists, A Woman Skating With Her Two Children Encounters The Man Who Derailed Her Career A Decade Earlier And In The Story, A Mother Is Someone Who Tells Jokes, A Grieving Mother Reflects On The Kindergarten Project That Preceded Her Son S Autism Diagnosis.

Kate Walbert was born in New York City and raised in Georgia, Texas, Japan and Pennsylvania, among other places She is the author of A Short History of Women, chosen by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2009 and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize Our Kind, a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction in 2004 The Gardens of Kyoto, winner of the 2002 Connecti

[ Reading ] ➽ She Was Like That: New and Selected Stories Author Kate Walbert – Girlnailart.us
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • She Was Like That: New and Selected Stories
  • Kate Walbert
  • English
  • 03 December 2018
  • 9781476799421

10 thoughts on “She Was Like That: New and Selected Stories

  1. says:

    Thank you to Scribner NetGalley for a free e arc of She Was Like That Content warning suicide, mental illness, substance abuse, autism, eating disordersFull review TK closer to pub date.

  2. says:

    Note to self no Kate Walbert This is a third book I ve read of hers, two novels and now a collection of short stories than an adequate sampling by any standards and her writing just really doesn t work for me And to be fair, I m completely willing to admit this isn t entirely author s fault or possibly not even at all, there is definitely such a thing as a lack of author reader chemistry and this is most likely it Walbert is a well respected and acclaimed author, I m sure she has her readership Although it stands to mention possibly not a very devoted one, since I m the first person on GR to review this book and I m definitely not at all a fan I would also be absolutely willing to admit that she isn t without talent, it s mainly about how indifferent her talent leaves me She writes women s fiction, very much estrogen driven stories about and for women, but her protagonists never really come alive for me, no matter how nice the language gets, there s always an emotional distance from which these stories are viewed and from that perspective they leave a lot to be desired So even if intellectually I was able to app...

  3. says:

    A collection of short stories about stay at home moms, usually living in New York City with anxiety, who encounter interesting people than themselves Meh None of the stories stood out or made an impression Even the writing was just ok...

  4. says:

    Navel gazing for upper middle class white women in New York City The quality of writing in these short stories is wonderful, but I saw little point to the stories themselves These pieces of writing came across as character studies, perhaps for a novel the author plans to...

  5. says:

    A friend of mine gave me the advanced readers edition a few days ago and I ve not put it down yet.I really love kates writing.The way she describes her surroundings is incredible, I haven t even been to many of these places and she makes me f...

  6. says:

    I am the perfect audience for this book Middle aged, young kids, daily asking myself how I ended up where I am, etc, but I didnt find myself itching to pick this book back up after putting it down While I did finish it, and identified with many of the slice...

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