In this sumptuous offering, one of our premier storytellers provides a feast for fiction aficionados. Spanning four decades and three prize-winning collections, these 21 vintage selected stories and 13 scintillating new ones take us around the world, from Jerusalem to Central America, from tsarist Russia to London during the Blitz, from central Europe to Manhattan, and from the Maine coast to Godolphin, Massachusetts, a fictional suburb of Boston. These charged locales, and the lives of the endlessly varied characters within them, are evoked with a tenderness and incisiveness found in only our most observant seers.
About the Author
Edith Pearlman s collection "Binocular Vision" won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award, as well as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Story Prize. The author of several other story collections, she has also received the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the short story. Her widely admired stories have been reprinted numerous times in "The Best American Short Stories", "The O. Henry Prize Stories", and "The Pushcart Prize". A New Englander by both birth and preference, Pearlman lives with her husband in Brookline, Massachusetts.