Publisher description for The collected stories / Grace Paley.


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Grace Paley’s classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again. Whether writing about the love (and conflict) between parents and children or between husband and wife, or about the struggles of aging single mothers or disheartened political organizers to make sense of the world, she brings the same unerring ear for the rhythm of life as it is actually lived.
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The Collected Stories is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.