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"Nothing short of astonishing." — New Yorker
"A thing of beauty—lucidly written, artfully ordered, riddled with riddles and undergirded with dark layers of philosophical meditations." — Los Angeles Times
For all of her life, 44 year old Reta Winters has enjoyed the useful monotony of happiness: a loving family, good friends, growing success as a writer of light...
4) Ghost boys
Although it was first settled in the 1830s, Oak Park did not become an independent municipality until it split from Cicero Township in 1902. No longer a rustic small town, the village soon became a population magnet, attracting ever-larger numbers of prosperous, progressive people to settle in what many soon referred to as "the finest of the streetcar suburbs."Coincidentally, use of the penny picture postcard had approached a national mania during...
12) Larry's party
18) Small ceremonies
19) Various miracles
The small miracles of our day-to-day lives are on captivating display in this unforgettable collection by Pulitzer Prize winner Carol Shields
Various Miracles brings together twenty-one short stories, modern parables that illuminate the mysteries of everyday existence.
In the title story, four strangers on a bus are all reading the same book. In "Fragility," Ivy's husband reflects on their marriage, the death of their
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