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Jane Smiley is a talented writer
on September 25, 2015
Jane Smiley's gifting as a writer is evident in this collection of short stories, featuring a variety of narrators. Each story "sounds" different from the diction and style of the narrating conscious. Word choice and sentence construction also serve to create a different tone in each story. I enjoyed the various themes that Ms. Smiley explored including women's friendships, marriage, family relationships and power differences in relationships. Each story is populated with unique characters and voices.