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Author of the 1967 YA bestseller The Outsiders and its sequels, several children's books and the adult novel Hawkes Harbor (2004), Hinton offers a thin collection of 14 connected short-short stories that explore the divergent lives of two close cousins whose fathers are killed in car accident when the boys are adolescents. When the cousins are both 25, a drug deal goes wrong: Terry is imprisoned, while Mike gets away, living a fugitive life in Oklahoma as a bartender and bouncer. The tales move back and forth in time: "The Sweetest Sound" describes nine-year-old Mike's being awakened during the night when his father, a war vet, cries out in his sleep; while "Full Moon Birthday" finds the boys sharing Mike's first legal drink and a friendly older woman. Later stories delve into Mike's dead-end, often dangerous job at the bar, and his attempt at striking up a friendship with his pretty adult-ed instructor. Finally, Terry gets out of prison to a tense homecoming. Hinton is clearly aiming for terse, but what's here feels bare bones; interviews with the author take up more space than these plainspoken tales. (Apr.)
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This entry in the Oklahoma Stories and Storytellers series comprises two parts, the first a novella by Tulsa native Hinton, the second a collection of interviews with the reclusive author, who is best known for the seminal young-adult novel The Outsiders (1967). Although the appended discussions are the primary draw here, readers curious about a beloved writer's mature output won't want to skip the novella, aimed at an adult audience, where linked vignettes about male cousins form a smooth continuum with Hinton's gritty, guy-dominated YA novels. The interviews supply some insights about the intentions behind this work (including a convoluted explanation of the title), but the greatest attention is paid to Hinton's early oeuvre, including intriguing details about the adaptation of her novels into films ("Rob Lowe . . . called me 'Mom' half the time"). Hinton's fan base extends beyond regional and generational boundaries, warranting broader attention for this title than is suggested by the series' regional focus. Jennifer Mattson
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Series: The Oklahoma Stories & Storytellers Series
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Speak; Reprint edition (April 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142411957
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142411957
  • ASIN: B003JTHU4I
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.4 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,157,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Susan Eloise Hinton's career as an author began while she was still a student at Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Disturbed by the divisions among her schoolmates into two groups--the Greasers and the Socs--Hinton wrote The Outsiders, an honest, sometimes shocking novel told from the point of view of an orphaned 14-year-old Greaser named Ponyboy Curtis. Since her narrator was male, it was decided that Hinton use only her first initials so as not to put off boys who would not normally read books written by women. The Outsiders was published during Hinton's freshman year at the University of Tulsa, and was an immediate sensation.Today, with more than eight million copies in print, the book is the best-selling young adult novel of all time, and one of the most hauntingly powerful views into the thoughts and feelings of teenagers. The book was also made into a film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and featuring such future stars as Emilio Estevez, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, and Tom Cruise.Once published, The Outsiders gave her a lot of publicity and fame, and also a lot of pressure. S.E. Hinton was becoming known as "The Voice of the Youth" among other titles. This kind of pressure and publicity resulted in a three year long writer's block.Her boyfriend (and now, her husband), who had gotten sick of her being depressed all the time, eventually broke this block. He made her write two pages a day if she wanted to go anywhere. This eventually led to That Was Then, This Is Now.In the years since, Ms. Hinton has married and now has a teenaged son, Nick. She continues to write, with such smash successes as That Was Then, This Is Now, Rumble Fish and Tex, almost as well known as The Outsiders. She still lives in Tulsa with her husband and son, where she enjoys writing, riding horses, and taking courses at the university.In a wonderful tribute to Hinton's distinguished 30-year writing career, the American Library Association and School Library Journal bestowed upon her their first annual Margaret A. Edwards Award, which honors authors whose "book or books, over a period of time, have been accepted by young people as an authentic voice that continues to illuminate their experiences and emotions, giving insight into their lives."

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By jensa on August 15, 2007
Format: Hardcover
S.E. Hinton has collected a powerful group of stories, all under one thousand words, revolving around cousins Mike and Terry, who are as close as brothers. When prison separates them, their lives take different turns, and they have to learn to live with what has changed them.

Her writing is taut and expressive in all of her fiction, but the tight confines of short story writing has really brought out some of Hinton's best work. The stories are filled with an emotional resonance that stays with the reader.

Longtime fans will appreciate the second half of the book, which contains interviews with Hinton regarding all of her fiction, as well as the movies they inspired.

This book is a must-have for fans of S.E. Hinton, and for those new to her writing this is a wonderful introduction to the types of characters and themes she excels in writing about.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Marbach VINE VOICE on August 31, 2014
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So disappointed in this one by an author who use to be a favorite! I read The Outsiders so many times that I actually went through about four copies of the paperback! Same thing with her book Tex. This one just fell so incredibly short and flat to me.

I don't see the emotion or the connection with the characters in this one- and it felt like the characters were just shadows of people going through random spots of time! I don't know of that was as a result of the disjointed fact that these were really just a bunch of disjointed short stories loosely held together by common characters or if the author has just lost her touch. Heck maybe I have just grown up and move on past Hinton's story telling techniques. Either way- it just was not something I enjoyed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shandy L. Kurth on June 9, 2011
Format: Paperback
Another great write from SE Hinton. I couldn't put it down! The writing reminded me a lot of her early book "Tex" but directed at an dult audience. The raw emotion pulls you in. You cannot help but feel for the Mike (the main character) and his struggles. Extraordinary writing. I was sad when I reached the end. I recommend!
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By Kerry M on June 2, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Being a big fan of S.E. Hinton's past novels (the Outsiders and That Was Then, This is Now, etc) I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. I was not disappointed. Whilst it is different from her past works, it is indeed a wonderful book. Some of Tim's Stories is written as a series of short stories about the lives of close cousins Terry and Mike, but from Mike's viewpoint. The book starts off recounting two young boys busting to grow up so they can join their fathers on a yearly trip. It starts with hope, exuberance and boyhood expectation but life doesn't always go the way you with it will. There is an underlying sadness to these stories that builds as the tale is told. Whilst there is no feel-good ending, it is without doubt a book that will leaving you thinking long after you put it down.
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Format: Paperback
What a treat to have these stories by S.E. Hinton, a natural writer,
and one of the few writers kids are drawn to like a magnet, and it isn't just that she is so readable - many writers are - but that she writes about what many feel is the `real' world, with characters that have feelings we can all recognize as ones we know too well.

These stories about two close cousins, follow them through differing
episodes of their lives; the stories are alive with their joys and pain and we think of our own, and are thankful we have S.E. Hinton to help us realize these.
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Format: Hardcover
Excellent writing from S.E. Hinton as always. Mike and Terry are interesting characters that are similar to Bryon and Mark in That Was Then, This Is Now. And there's an interview with S.E. Hinton in this book too and she gives insight about her novels.
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