A Permanent Member of the Family

A Permanent Member of the Family

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Book - 2013
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A sterling collection of short stories from the author of Rule of the Bone and The Sweet Hereafter--his first in almost fifteen years--including six never-before-published works.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, c2013
ISBN: 9780345808127
Branch Call Number: F BAN NVD
Characteristics: 228 pages ; 23 cm


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Jun 17, 2016

I should have read the reviews before selecting this title. Got through a few of the stories but the hopelessness of the characters in the stories was not for me. If I need to hear sad stories I can watch the news on TV.

ChristchurchLib Dec 16, 2013

"It's been over a decade since author Russell Banks has released a collection of short stories, and while some of the tales in this new collection have been published elsewhere, six are seeing the light of day for the first time. Known for incisive yet compassionate portraits of contemporary American life, Banks continues to mine both the struggle for the American dream and the bonds we all form - whether with family members or strangers - for his traditional, character-driven narratives. These stories might not have happy endings, but they are "honest, probing and moving" (Kirkus Reviews)." Fiction A to Z December 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=711899

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