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Inventing the Abbots and Other Stories Paperback – January 8, 1999
Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
I just love that. The geranium is dead. The sparrow "puffed itself up." I'm tired of reading these bestseller novels where you only read what happens and not what characters think and feel. He sat down. She sat down. He wore a grey shirt... blah blah blah. Everything is pretty and wrapped up in a nice little package, and usually coffee and beer are described in words that are not coffee and beer but "brew" and "hot liquid," or the pronunciation of a name is slipped into the book, usually 70 pages in when you've established it in your head already. Sue Miller writes about normal people with amazing insight.
There is a very pervasive sexual theme throughout this book - - on the sexuality present in most aspects of our banal, everyday existence. Oftentimes, our motives are pervaded by sexuality when we're least aware of its presence. Good vs. bad motives - - points of view - - shades of gray - - how our sexuality influences what we do - - how others see us - - These are the shared themes of these stories.
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Miller is a wonderful writer. Her prose is fluid, her characters believable, and her themes--jealousy, loss, estrangement--are eternal. Read morePublished on June 28, 2010 by e. verrillo
The item arrived quickly. Service was excellent. The product unfornately was not what I was quite expecting. It does however make for an interesting read. Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by M. Germany
This collection of novelist Sue Miller's short stories, some pre-dating any of her longer fiction, are a mixed lot and all tend toward explorations of love's more dismal... Read morePublished on September 16, 2005 by Dai-keag-ity
I am glad I picked this up off a sale table & didn't pay a lot of money for it. I have not read any of her other books, but this one was a waste of my time. Read morePublished on August 9, 2005 by Hazel's Mom
Maybe a bit predicatable, but an interesting look at middle America.Published on September 28, 2001 by Julie S.