The American Lover

The American Lover

And Other Stories

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Trapped in a London apartment, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster’s cottage, miles from Moscow. A young woman who is about to marry a rich aristocrat instead begins a torrid relationship with a construction worker. A father, finally free of his daughter’s demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. A middle-aged woman cares for her injured mother at Christmas. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor, Daphne du Maurier.Rose Tremain awakens the senses in this magnificent and diverse collection of short stories. In her precise yet sensuous style, she lays bare the soul of her characters—the admirable, the embarrassing, the unfulfilled, the sexy, and the adorable—to uncover a dazzling range of human emotions and desires.
A seductive new collection from the author of “varied, engrossing, and . . . astonishing” fiction (Richard Eder, Boston Globe).

Baker & Taylor
An anthology features stories of a Russian author whose life ends far from Moscow, a middle-aged woman who finds renewal during a Christmas storm, and a modern-day Juliet who must choose between passion and wealth.

Baker
& Taylor

An anthology by the Orange Prize-winning author of The Road Home features a Russian author whose life ends far from Moscow, a middle-aged woman who finds renewal during a Christmas storm and a modern-day Juliet who must choose between passion and wealth.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2015
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780393246711
039324671X
Branch Call Number: Fiction Tremain
Characteristics: 232 pages : illustration ; 22 cm

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Apr 01, 2015

I'm usually not a fan of short story novels but I have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Each story was so different and interesting. Would definitely recommend it for a quick read.

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