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Where the Light Falls: Selected Stories of Nancy Hale by Nancy Hale

Where the Light Falls: Selected Stories of Nancy Hale

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Where the Light Falls: Selected Stories of Nancy Hale by Nancy Hale
Sep 24, 2019 | 384 Pages
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“Every sentence pulses with energy and specificity. . . . Hale’s stories are rich, delightful, and often strange. And they nearly always end abruptly, as if on an inhale, preparing you for whatever comes next.” THE PARIS REVIEW (Staff Pick)

“A stunning, crystalline collection. . . . Hale writes with a crisp realism that is almost deceptive in its simplicity; the power of her prose sneaks up on you.” VOGUE (“The 17 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Fall”)

“Skillfully introduced and selected by Lauren Groff, . . . Hale’s insightful, artfully constructed stories remain irresistible—and relevant—today.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (Starred Review)
“A welcome reintroduction. . . . Hale’s prose is elegant without calling attention to itself, like the well-cut dresses one is sure her female characters wear. . . . Classic examples of the art of short fiction, capturing the variety of human experience with sophisticated economy.” KIRKUS REVIEWS (Starred Review)

“Nancy Hale’s touch was so precise and delicate that you might think you’re reading undiscovered Edith Wharton stories. Seen anew in Lauren Groff’s excellent selection, these stories are very much of-the-moment. What an exhilarating book!” —ANN BEATTIE, author of A Wonderful Stroke of Luck 

 “It is a joy to read Nancy Hale this way—in a sharp collected volume that shows the best of this masterful writer’s stories and range. Hale’s eye for detail imbues her depictions of everyday life with quiet devastation and complex humanity. Hale belongs in the canon of short fiction, which makes this work an overdue treasure.” —MEGAN MAYHEW BERGMAN, author of Almost Famous Women 

“It’s crazy that Nancy Hale—one of the most decorated short story writers of her time—is largely unknown to contemporary readers. This collection will remedy that.” —DAN CHAON, author of Ill Will 

“A towering talent is returned to the spotlight. Treat yourself to this collection of Hale’s best short stories about ordinary women coping with the strains of their demanding lives.” —JESSICA DUKES, Celadon Books

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