Why They Run the Way They Do

Why They Run the Way They Do

Stories

Book - 2016
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In Why They Run the Way They Do, critically acclaimed author Susan Perabo illustrates the triumphs and tragedies of daily life. Perfectly distilled into moments of sharp humor and poignancy, her latest collection features ordinary people in sometimes extraordinary circumstances. Two young students try their hand at blackmail upon learning an illicit secret; a woman grapples with feelings of betrayal after discovering her spinster sister's pregnancy test; the ghost of a couple's past comes back to haunt them in the form of their toddler's stuffed toy.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2016
ISBN: 9781476761435
Branch Call Number: PERABO
Characteristics: vii, 198 pages ; 22 cm

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Sep 22, 2017

A librarian suggested I read this out of the blue, reinforcing my rule 'always listen to people who read broadly'. The stories captivated me, defied my expectations and left me ultimately both piqued and charmed. It's a perfect little collection.

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