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Secrets & Surprises (1978) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

These stories are read and studied as classics of the short-story form. Spare and elegant, yet charged with feeling and with the tension of things their characters cannot say, they are portraits of improvised lives.

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  • A Reasonable Man
  • Shifting
  • La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans
  • Octascope
  • Weekend
  • Colorado
  • Starley
  • Deer Season
  • The Lawn Party
  • Friends
  • A Clever Kids Story
  • Tuesday Night
  • Secrets and Surprises

Original title: Secrets & Surprises
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Edition #1: Secrets & Surprises

Secrets & Surprises (1978)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Powerful and plausible...Beattie is a remarkable talent." Chicago Sun-Times
  • "Ann Beattie's stories are the most perceptive since Sallinger's. They are not just good writing, not just true to life; they have wonder in them and vision." Mary Lee Settle
  • "Superb." Boston Globe
  • "Talented and of vivid honesty and insight." Washington Post
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Secrets & Surprises (May 1991)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780679731931
Dimensions: 5.24 x 8.01 x .73 in
Pages: 320

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