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Do Not Deny Me

Stories

By Jean Thompson, 1950-

When Jean Thompson—“America’s Alice Munro” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)—is telling stories, “You cannot put the book down” (The Seattle Times), and her superlative new collection, Do Not Deny Me, is one to be savored, word by word.

 • Award-winning storyteller gaining popularity: Jean Thompson’s short fiction has been honored by the National endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation; Who Do You Love: Stories was a National Book Award finalist for fiction and was promoted by David Sedaris during his own lecture tour; and Throw Like a Girl: Stories was a New York Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year. The collection is also in its sixth printing, as Thompson’s longstanding critical acclaim crosses over into a popular following. Do Not Deny Me is perfectly positioned to gain an even wider audience.

• Do Not Deny Me: Here is a title that demands—and commands—attention in and of itself. Yet Thompson’s latest collection is no literary dare, delivering as it does twelve dazzling new stories that together offer, with wit, humor, and razor-sharp perception, a fictional primer on how Americans live day to day. In Thompson’s writing, The New York Times Book Review has noted, “some of the biggest satisfactions happen line by line, thanks to Thompson’s effortless ability to tip her prose into the universal.” Thompson succeeds as “one of our most astute diagnosticians of contemporary experience” (The Boston Globe).

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • F Thompson, Fiction

Publish Date

2009

ISBN

9781416595632


Format: Book
Author: Thompson, Jean, 1950-
Summary: "Do Not Deny Me is a fictional primer of how Americans live day to day: Thompson's characters -- a middle manager in the midst of a midlife crisis, an urban single visiting her best friend turned suburban mother, a grieving woman looking for guidance -- are instantly recognizable in their predicaments, foibles, and sensibilities."--Cover.
Title: Do not deny me : stories / Jean Thompson.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Subject: Short stories
Isbn: 9781416595632 (alk. paper) 1416595635 (alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Thompson
Oclc: 255019168
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Bib Id: 320273

Format: Book
Author: Thompson, Jean, 1950-
Summary: "Do Not Deny Me is a fictional primer of how Americans live day to day: Thompson's characters -- a middle manager in the midst of a midlife crisis, an urban single visiting her best friend turned suburban mother, a grieving woman looking for guidance -- are instantly recognizable in their predicaments, foibles, and sensibilities."--Cover.
Title: Do not deny me : stories / Jean Thompson.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade paperbacks ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Description: vii, 292 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Short stories
Contents: Soldiers of Spiritos -- Wilderness -- Mr. Rat -- Little brown bird -- Liberty tax -- Smash -- Do not deny me -- Escape -- The woman at the well -- Treehouse -- How we brought the good news -- Her untold story.
LCCN: 2008041316
ISBN: 9781416595632 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 1416595635 (alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Thompson