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Truthtelling

(2020)
Stories, Fables, Glimpses
A collection of stories by

 
 
“A grab bag of realist and experimental stories, each one a treasure . . . Wise, wry, and witty—theses stories in all their stylistic variations are perfect.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
A man generously lends his car to his ex-wife, and is bewildered when she not only neglects to return it but makes increasingly implausible excuses for her actions. A neat and orderly clothing store owner is taken in and manipulated by an ailing elderly neighbor. A wife left by her husband for a younger woman is forced to visit the couple in order to see her children—and makes a startling realization about her former spouse.
 
In these stories and others, including an O. Henry Award winner and a Best American Short Stories selection, National Book Award finalist Lynne Sharon Schwartz presents readers with a cast of indefatigable New Yorkers whose long-established routines are disrupted by mishaps or swerves of fate.
 
“Meticulously crafted . . . This first-rate collection demonstrates why Schwartz remains an American literary treasure.” —Publishers Weekly

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"This elegant new collection includes some of Schwartz’s most surprising and satisfying short works, demonstrating anew her sustained powers as a writer, through an astonishing 28 books and 40 years." - Alix Kates Shulman

"These wonderful stories about our need for connection and our sense of alienation are timely and timeless at once. Lynne Sharon Schwartz is a dazzling writer." - Hilma Wolitzer


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Hardback Editions

October 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Truthtelling: Stories, Fables, Glimpses
Author(s): Lynne Sharon Schwartz
ISBN: 1-883285-92-5 / 978-1-883285-92-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delphinium
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Truthtelling: Stories, Fables, Glimpses
Author(s): Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Publisher: Delphinium Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU