Elizabeth Spencer discusses her short story collection Starting Over (with an introduction by Lee Smith and Allan Gurganus)

01/19/2014 3:00 pm
01/19/2014 4:00 pm
America/New York

Sun 1/19/14 3pm – 4pm
Elizabeth Spencer discusses her short story collection Starting Over (with an introduction by Lee Smith and Allan Gurganus)
Liveright Publishing 9780871406811 

On the release of her first novel in 1948, Elizabeth Spencer was immediately championed by Robert Penn Warren and Eudora Welty, setting off a remarkable career as one of the great literary voices of the American South. Her career, now spanning seven decades, continues here with nine new stories. In Starting Over, Spencer returns to the deep emotional fault lines and unseen fractures that lie just beneath the veneer of happy family life. In "Sightings," a troubled daughter suddenly returns to the home of the father she accidently blinded during her parents' bitter separation; in "Blackie," the reappearance of a son from a divorcee's first marriage triggers a harrowing confrontation with her new family; while in "The Wedding Visitor," a cousin travels home only to find himself entwined in the events leading up to a family wedding. In these nine stories, Spencer excels at revealing the flawed fabric of human relations.

Starting Over (Hardcover)

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780871406811
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1/2014

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Street:
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
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Next to Foster's Market & Kitchen
City:
Chapel Hill
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Province:
North Carolina
Postal Code:
27514
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United States