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Labors of the Heart

A collection of stories by

Set in the small towns and outlands of the American West, Claire Davis's fiction has been anthologized, published in our most respected literary magazines, and widely praised as some of the truest, most affecting prose about this region in decades. Labors of the Heart demonstrates the breadth of her talent, insight, and empathy. "Adultery" follows a middle-aged man who learns that his mother is cheating on her new husband. In "Grounded," a mother doggedly follows her son as he tries to run away along Montana's highways. And in the title story, a lonely man is literally struck by love for a woman he sees at the supermarket.

These stories, from the beloved author of Winter Range and Season of the Snake, trace the hidden longings of seemingly stoical people, seeking out the rifts and ruptures in their quiet lives.


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Hardback Editions

October 2006 : USA Hardback

Title: Labors of the Heart: Stories
Author(s): Claire Davis
ISBN: 0-312-33284-X / 978-0-312-33284-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: Labors of the Heart: Stories
Author(s): Claire Davis
ISBN: 0-312-42741-7 / 978-0-312-42741-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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