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The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes

by Tess Uriza Holthe

The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes by Tess Uriza Holthe
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  • Published in USA  May 2007
    288 pages
    Genre: Short Stories & Essays

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The 5:45 to Cannes. It links northern Italy with the French Riviera while running like a thread through lives that touch one another in unexpected and often secret ways. In these stories, Tess Uriza Holthe peers deeply into the inner lives of these women and men, while evoking with sensual grace the richness of the land and culture they share.

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"[T]his collection doesn't eclipse Holthe's debut...[but] it provides a trove of pleasures and will have fans looking forward to the next." - PW.

"Starred Review. Absorbing and graceful, often surprising and sometimes tragic, Uriza Holthe's brilliant collection of stories takes readers on a speeding train ride through the fascinating lives of her nuanced characters." - Booklist.

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Tess Uriza Holthe is the author of two books. The Los Angeles Times has this to say about her latest, The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes (May 2007) is more like a necklace of glittering beads than any other art form to which the short story might be compared."

Tess' first novel When the Elephants Dance (2002) is a National Bestseller, San Francisco Chronicle #1 Bestseller, Book Sense Top Ten, Ingram Premier pick, Barnes and Nobles Discover, and Border's Original Voices selection. It received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus and Library Journal. She is also published in the Louisville Review and Filipinas Magazine.

Born and raised in Bernal Heights, San Francisco, Tess lived a block up from the public library which she visited frequently, and from which she held many books ...

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