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Ornithologist's Guide to Life: Stories, the (2004) [Collection]
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A pregnant woman left by her husband cooks obsessively to cope with her loss, but never tastes a morsel. In an attempt to stay sober, a young alcoholic seduces her priest and embarks on a tour of caverns with him. An adolescent girl picks up bird-watching as a hobby and, in her newfound habit of observing others, discovers a budding romance between her mother and her neighbor. These stories, many published in The Paris Review, Glimmer Train, Story, and The Colorado Review, are full of characters seeking an escape from their lives while uncovering small moments of understanding that often have huge implications and consequences. They discover that they can only find peace once they stop searching for a way out. Through a set of diverse voices and lively storytelling, Hood creates authentic, personal, secret worlds full of eccentric detail.

Table of 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

  • Original title: The Ornithologist's Guide to Life: Stories
    Original languages: English


    Genre: FictionGeneral FictionMidlife Crises, Journeys Of Discovery
    FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

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    Edition #1: Ornithologist's Guide to Life: Stories, the

    Ornithologist's Guide to Life: Stories, the (2004)
    Edition Details:

    Language: English

    • "Hood is a seductive storyteller, given her emotionally reckless and nonconformist characters, sensuous detail, precise dialogue, and keen rendition of the inner monologue that so often contradicts what we say and do...Arresting." Booklist
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    Ornithologist's Guide to Life: Stories, the (July 2004)

    Format: Hardcover
    Place of publication: New York
    Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    ISBN: 9780393059007
    Dimensions: 5.76 x 8.56 x .85 in
    Pages: 208

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