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The uncollected stories of Allan Gurganus / Allan Gurganus.

Gurganus, Allan, 1947- (author.). Gurganus, Allan, 1947- Wish for a good young country doctor. (Added Author). Gurganus, Allan, 1947- Mortician confesses. (Added Author). Gurganus, Allan, 1947- He's at the office. (Added Author). Gurganus, Allan, 1947- Unassisted human flight. (Added Author). Gurganus, Allan, 1947- Fool for Christmas. (Added Author). Gurganus, Allan, 1947- Fetch. (Added Author). Gurganus, Allan, 1947- Deluxe $19.95 walking tour of Historic Falls (NC)-light lunch inclusive. (Added Author). Gurganus, Allan, 1947- Fourteen feet of water in my house. (Added Author). Gurganus, Allan, 1947- My heart is a snake farm. (Added Author).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Easton Public Library System.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Easton Main Library GURGANUS (NEWEST) (Text) 31901004480788 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 03/19/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780871403780
  • ISBN: 0871403781
  • Physical Description: 239 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2021]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The wish for a good young country doctor -- The mortician confesses -- He's at the office -- Unassisted human flight -- A fool for Christmas -- Fetch -- The deluxe $19.95 walking tour of Historic Falls (NC)-light lunch inclusive -- Fourteen feet of water in my house -- My heart is a snake farm.
Summary, etc.:
"From one of "the best writers of our time" (Ann Patchett) comes a sparkling volume of previously uncollected short stories. For over three decades, Allan Gurganus has been heralded by readers and critics alike as "the most technically gifted and morally responsive writer of his generation" (John Cheever). Now, the beloved North Carolina author of such classics as Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and White People has collected ten of his most powerful short stories-all of which have never appeared in a book and some of which have never before been published-into a volume that affirms his place as a quintessential Southern writer. In his characteristic style, Gurganus limns remarkable vignettes with unforgettable characters, such as Esther, the grammar school librarian who develops a relationship with a snake farmer in My Heart is a Snake Farmer, and the narrator of A Fool for Christmas, Vernon Ricketts, who is manager of Fin, Fur and Fun: "Third-busiest pet store in eastern North Carolina, so they tell me." Replete with descriptive prose that would remind one of none other than Melville, Uncollected Stories" celebrates one of the South's most iconic living authors and promises to create a new generation of Allan Gurganus readers for years to come"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Small cities > Fiction.
Genre: Short stories.

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