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An ornithologist's guide to life

Author: Ann Hood
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Looking at her characters as if through a pair of binoculars Ann Hood captures the extraordinary in the ordinary, the surreal in everyday occurrences. A pregnant woman left by her husband bakes obsessively to cope, but never tries a morsel. In an attempt to stay sober, a young alcoholic seduces her minister and embarks on a tour of caverns with him. An adolescent girl picks up bird watching as a hobby. In her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Hood
ISBN: 0393059006 9780393059007 0393327043 9780393327045
OCLC Number: 54775043
Description: 237 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Total cave darkness --
The rightness of things --
The language of sorrow --
After Zane --
Joelle's mother --
Escapes --
Lost parts --
Dropping bombs --
Inside Gorbachev's head --
New people --
An ornithologist's guide to life.
Responsibility: Ann Hood.
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"Looking at her characters as if through a pair of binoculars Ann Hood captures the extraordinary in the ordinary, the surreal in everyday occurrences. A pregnant woman left by her husband bakes obsessively to cope, but never tries a morsel. In an attempt to stay sober, a young alcoholic seduces her minister and embarks on a tour of caverns with him. An adolescent girl picks up bird watching as a hobby. In her newfound habit of observing others, she discovers a budding romance between her mother and her neighbor." "These stories are full of characters - so current and real they could be fellow passengers on a train or a neighbor mowing the lawn - seeking escape from their lives while often uncovering small moments of insight and understanding. They are voyeurs and observers, often finding peace once they stop searching for a way out."--Jacket.

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