By Ann Hood
"A choice of brief tales that makes it attainable to be proud to be human."―Carolyn See, Washington Post
taking a look at her characters as though via a couple of binoculars, Ann Hood captures the intense within the traditional. A pregnant girl left by way of her husband chefs obsessively to deal with her loss, yet by no means tastes a morsel. In an try and remain sober, a tender alcoholic seduces her priest and embarks on a journey of caverns with him. a teenager lady selections up bird-watching as a pastime and, in her newfound behavior of staring at others, discovers a budding romance among her mom and her neighbor. those tales, many released in The Paris overview, Glimmer teach, Story, and The Colorado Review, are choked with characters looking an get away from their lives whereas uncovering small moments of knowing that regularly have large implications and results. They detect that they could merely locate peace when they cease looking for a fashion out. via assorted voices and vigorous storytelling, Hood creates actual, own, mystery worlds jam-packed with eccentric element.