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Throw Like a Girl

by Jean Thompson

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  • Published in USA  Jun 2007
    304 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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Here are twelve new stories that take dead aim at the secrets of womanhood, arcing from youth to experience. Each one of Thompson's indelible characters -- lovers, wives, friends, and mothers -- speaks her piece -- wry, angry, hopeful -- about the world and women's places in it.

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"Thompson's talent is on full display." - PW.

"Starred Review. Her latest collection, gathering an even dozen stories, extends the realization that she is a sensitive, humorous, very informed chronicler--no, singer--of ordinary people in ordinary towns who face ordinary life issues, primarily relationships in familial and sexual forms (in other words, situations in which we all find ourselves)." - Booklist.

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Jean Thompson Author Biography

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Jean Thompson is a novelist and short story writer, whose most recent novel is A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl (Simon & Schuster). Her other works include the novels She Poured Out Her HeartThe Humanity Project, The Year We Left Home, City Boy, and  Wide Blue Yonder, and the short story collections The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told, Do Not Deny Me, Throw Like a Girl, and Who Do You Love, which was a 1999 National Book Award finalist.

Thompson's short fiction has been published in many magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, and been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize. Jean's work has been praised by Elle Magazine as "bracing and wildly intelligent writing that explores the nature of love in all its hidden and manifest ...

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