Dec 02, 2021

Ways to Spend the Night

Ways to Spend the Night By {author, ½ Ways to Spend the Night ↠ Pamela Painter ½ Ways to Spend the Night ↠ Pamela Painter - Ways to Spend the Night, Ways to Spend the Night Clare and her oldest friend from college had been planning this visit for the past three months But only yesterday her arms full of towels and pillows Clare realized that it was too soon for her hus

  • Title: Ways to Spend the Night
  • Author: Pamela Painter
  • ISBN: 9781938126352
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback

½ Ways to Spend the Night ↠ Pamela Painter, Ways to Spend the Night, Pamela Painter, Ways to Spend the Night Clare and her oldest friend from college had been planning this visit for the past three months But only yesterday her arms full of towels and pillows Clare realized that it was too soon for her husband s study to become a guest room First she needed to talk through her anguish and anger at finding him there slumped over his desk beside the empty vials of pills findiCla

Ways to Spend the Night

½ Ways to Spend the Night ↠ Pamela Painter ½ Ways to Spend the Night ↠ Pamela Painter - Ways to Spend the Night, Ways to Spend the Night Clare and her oldest friend from college had been planning this visit for the past three months But only yesterday her arms full of towels and pillows Clare realized that it was too soon for her hus Ways to Spend the Night

  • ½ Ways to Spend the Night ↠ Pamela Painter
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Ways to Spend the Night

174 thought on “Ways to Spend the Night

  1. I ve read most of Painter s work, and I think this is my favorite collection Painter has mastered the form of the short story, but than that, she s mastered the brief story peek into the human heart Her prose is liquid and effortless, her dialog spot on, and her characters accessible and quirky This collection seems to center around the death of things marriage, people, ideals but there is also her trademark humor And her ability to frame a story perfectly Hard to pick favorites, but Grief, in [...]


  2. Great stories by an accomplished writer Death is the theme in many and sometimes the bitterness threatened to overwhelm, the protagonists are often angry at, for example, the deceased s suicide or the way they were treated by an ex lover There is illness, abuse, infidelity and quiet despair Poignancy is defeated by disgust or resentment However humour mitigates in the best of these I thought there were at least two masterpieces Invention Needs Design and the title piece The latter, although agai [...]


  3. Pamela Painter has devoted four decades to refining her mastery of the short story form, and this book displays her skill as a keen observer of human relationships Each of these stories portrays the interconnected lives of men and women, husbands and wives, parents and their adult offspring, and nearly all of them deal with death in the recent or distant past These relationships are messy, uncomfortable, full of deep love and almost always pain, just as in real life Each character fights a const [...]


  4. Really wonderful writing After vowing to dole out these stories to myself, one at a time, like rich and coveted treats, I devoured the book in one swift, fantastic, glorious feast Fortunately, they can be enjoyed again and again The stories are full of troubled relationships, losses, longings, and sometimes recoveries I know as much about these characters as I do some of my friends My favorites stories here were Reading in His Wake, Grief which had me holding my breath through the whole thing , [...]


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