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A Wonderful Stroke of Luck by Ann Beattie

A Wonderful Stroke of Luck

A Wonderful Stroke of Luck by Ann Beattie
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Apr 02, 2019 | 288 Pages
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Praise for A Wonderful Stroke of Luck

“Even if you’re not old enough to remember the thrill of reading Beattie’s first-ever story to be published in The New Yorker, you’ll find that the short fiction master’s latest foray into long form is a marvel of wry wit and wisdom.”
Oprah magazine

“[Beattie’s] elegantly sculpted tale is both wrenchingly sad and ultimately enigmatic: as usual.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Praise for Ann Beattie

“Unshakably intelligent, deep-hearted. . . . One feels amazed at the confidence, steadiness, and quality of [Beattie’s] writing.” —Lorrie Moore, The New York Times Book Review on Park City
 
“Beattie’s wry voice, intimate narration, and tart characterization remain instantly recognizable.” —Christopher Cox, The Paris Review‘s Art of Fiction interview
 
“As much as anyone’s in the past fifty years . . . Ann Beattie’s lifework defines what the short story can do, the extent of human life it can encompass.” –Jonathan Lethem on The New Yorker Stories
 
“Full of echoes and resonant fractures, and so beguiling in its eerie simplicity. I read it twice.” —Miranda July on Walks with Men
 
“A very funny book. . . . If Jane Austen had been crossed with Oscar Wilde and re-crossed with early Evelyn Waugh, and the result plonked down among the semi-beautiful people of late 20th century media-fringe America . . . the outcome might have been something like this.” —Margaret Atwood, The Chicago Sun Times on Love Always
 
“Ann Beattie yet again reveals herself as one of literature’s most liberating figures.”
Howard Norman, The Washington Post on The Accomplished Guest
 
“[Beattie] punctures her characters’ pretensions and jadedness with an economy and effortless dialogue that writers have been trying to emulate for three decades, though few, if any, have matched her seamless combination of biting wit and mordant humor, precise irony and consummate cool.” —The New York Times Book Review editors on The New Yorker Stories, a Top 10 Book of 2010

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