The Last Lovely City: Stories

The Last Lovely City Stories Sophisticated charming often nostalgic and so artfully written that half the time you don t know that you are reading on of the best writers around The Boston Globe In her final collection Alice A

  • Title: The Last Lovely City: Stories
  • Author: Alice Adams
  • ISBN: 9780679454410
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sophisticated, charming, often nostalgic, and so artfully written that half the time you don t know that you are reading on of the best writers around The Boston Globe In her final collection, Alice Adams ranges from San Francisco to a North Carolina college town, to a run down resort in Mexico And a grouping of four stories at the end follows a divorced psychiatr Sophisticated, charming, often nostalgic, and so artfully written that half the time you don t know that you are reading on of the best writers around The Boston Globe In her final collection, Alice Adams ranges from San Francisco to a North Carolina college town, to a run down resort in Mexico And a grouping of four stories at the end follows a divorced psychiatrist in an arc that constitutes a short novel Included are His Women, Great Sex, Old Love Affairs, and The Drinking Club, Patients, The Wrong Mexico, and Earthquake Damage.

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    • Alice Adams

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information Alice Adams was an American novelist, short story writer, academic and university professor.She was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia and attended Radcliffe College, graduating in 1946 She married, and had a child, but her marriage broke up, and she spent several years as a single mother, working as a secretary Her psychiatrist told her to give up writing and get remarried instead she published her first novel, Careless Love 1966 , and a few years later she published her first short story in The New Yorker She wrote many novels but she s best known for her short stories, in collections such as After You ve Gone 1989 and The Last Lovely City 1999.She won numerous awards including the O Henry Award, and Best American Short Stories Award.

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    • Never having an inclination to read short stories before, my recent journey into a creative writing class where it is expected that I write short stories led me to seek out authors who have written many short stories so I could read them for inspiration and context. I stumbled upon Alice Adams as I was browsing the shelves of my local library. The structure of her sentences tends to run on the long, complicated side, which, as a reader, causes me to slow down to understand her meaning. I also fi [...]


    • I can't remember how I happened to read this book of short stories in 1999. All I know is that one story, "The Islands" was so powerful for me that it helped me over the pain of losing a favorite cat. Alice Adams has the added enjoyment of reading about people and places in the San Francisco Bay Area. She always is clear. I re-read that story today and love it as much or more than when I first read it. I'm sorry Alice is no longer with us. I love her writing.


    • A collection of light, somewhat melancholy short stories. Some good stories for cat lovers. A repeating theme is the fading romantic hopes of aging individuals, whose earlier dreams have faded or ended. I learned of this collection through a tribute to the author's birthday (14 August 1926) on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac.





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