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Tourist Season

(2007)
A collection of stories by

 
 
In Tourist Season, award-winning author Enid Shomer offers ten brilliant, richly detailed unforgettable stories of resilient women, aged seventeen to seventy, each at a pivotal point in her life. Their journeys cross distances of place and mind: A middle-aged Floridian who learns that she is the reincarnation of a Buddhist saint takes daring steps on her path to enlightenment; a long-buried secret forces one woman to leave the daughter she deeply loves; a Radcliffe student faces shocking family truths and taboos during the summer of 1966; an unexpected kinship forms between two women who land in a county jail after an excursion to Las Vegas. These travelers wander through shifting emotional landscapes of love, sex, and relationships, and often miss the destinations they'd wished to reach - of insight, connection, and understanding. Whether journeying to new geographical locales or exploring uncharted personal terrain, Tourist Season offers a provocative, engaging, and often humorous road map of the heart and soul.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Beautifully made, surprising and inevitable, wonderfully inventive and deeply true, these stories are full of small, irreverent, straight-faced miracles. They will lead women of all ages to suspect that the best may be yet to come." - Pam Houston

"[When reading Enid Shomer's stories], the thing one quickly senses is the will and the voice, someone saying, in effect, 'Relax, be comfortable, I'm going to take good care of you.' These are very fine stories." - James Salter


Used availability for Enid Shomer's Tourist Season

Paperback Editions

March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tourist Season: Stories
Author(s): Enid Shomer
ISBN: 0-345-49442-3 / 978-0-345-49442-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

December 2008 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tourist Season: Stories
Author(s): Enid Shomer
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU