Rowing to Eden MOBI ´ Rowing to ePUB ´

Rowing to Eden MOBI ´ Rowing to ePUB ´

Rowing to Eden [PDF / Epub] ⚣ Rowing to Eden ✈ Amy Bloom – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Amy Bloom has long been regarded as a master of the short story form Here her brilliance shines across two decades and than twenty five stories From the bereaved widow who finds unexpected comfort in Amy Bloom has long been regarded as a master of the short story form Here Rowing to ePUB ´ her brilliance shines across two decades and than twenty five stories From the bereaved widow who finds unexpected comfort in 'Sleepwalking' to the matchmaking shrink in 'Psychoanalysis Changed My Life'; from the teenage girl furious at her dying mother in 'Hold Tight' to the transgressive lovers of 'The Gates Are Closing'; from the married friends irresistibly drawn to one another in 'William and Clare' to the brave and heartless girl in 'Permafrost' these are stories brimming with life and grief erotically charged and beautifully crafted.


10 thoughts on “Rowing to Eden

  1. Judith Judith says:

    This was my first taste of Amy Bloom after hearing wonderful things about her novel Lucky Us currently reading I enjoy short stories a lot but have become used to a elusive open ended and incidental if I may slightly misuse the word style of short story writing that seems to be common at least among Australian writers of the literary short story Bloom's stories are narratively and structurally reasonably straightforward and conventional but the stories and characters are anything but There's depth and guts to these stories of grief death sex adultery passion and love—and not all those apparent dualities always go together—of parents and children thwarted dreams and ageing But they're not all high drama either—there's a lightness to Bloom's hand and a wry humour lurking that at times belies in a good way the darkness at heart A number of the stories are grouped or cycles such as the four stories dedicated to the adulterous love affair of William and ClarePerhaps my favourites of the collection most of these stories have been published elsewhere is the one with the least humour—the penultimate story in the collection a stand alone story of unbearable grief and loss called By and by—and the final story a bittersweet reflection on what might have been called Where the God of Love Hangs Out But then I did love William and Clare's stories or rather I came to love them and was surprised by how deeply affected I was by the final instalment of their love affair and the clearly to this reader angrily feminist When the Year Grows Old Bloom's characters often startle—just when you think you have a clear sense of a given character something new and surprising yet always true is revealed through speech or thought or deed These are stories I will want to go back and re read so I'll have to buy a copy—this was a library book not just for their craft her prose is lucid her pacing and narrative tension pitch perfect her story arcs masterful but to spend time again with these richly drawn intensely human characters


  2. Cat Woods Cat Woods says:

    Officially obsessed I will be seeking out everything What a spectacular collection of incredibly flawed formidable characters with haunting personas and stories I cringed and cried and laughed and had to put the book down and pick it up after three deep breaths on a few occasions Do it Be reminded we are all in this crazy drama together


  3. JJ JJ says:

    I love Amy Bloom This collection had some stories I had already read in Where the God of Love Hangs Out but they were my favourite stories from that book so I was happy about it


  4. Barbara Barbara says:

    I can only add to the weight of positive things I've already said about Amy Bloom's writing I only wish I had found her sooner in my reading life and I could have introduced her to my reading friends earlier She is a treasure and a writer of stories which engage from the first sentence She has challenged my long held view of the short story Each of her fine stories is so perfectly wrought and so engrossing a much over used word I know how about absorbing enmeshing mesmerizing that you carry them around with you like little treasures I am going to re read my favourite book of hers Lucky Us just for the pleasure of it


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10 thoughts on “Rowing to Eden

  1. Judith Judith says:

    This was my first taste of Amy Bloom after hearing wonderful things about her novel Lucky Us currently reading I enjoy short stories a lot but have become used to a elusive open ended and incidental if I may slightly misuse the word style of short story writing that seems to be common at least among Australian writers of the literary short story Bloom's stories are narratively and structurally reasonably straightforward and conventional but the stories and characters are anything but There's depth and guts to these stories of grief death sex adultery passion and love—and not all those apparent dualities always go together—of parents and children thwarted dreams and ageing But they're not all high drama either—there's a lightness to Bloom's hand and a wry humour lurking that at times belies in a good way the darkness at heart A number of the stories are grouped or cycles such as the four stories dedicated to the adulterous love affair of William and ClarePerhaps my favourites of the collection most of these stories have been published elsewhere is the one with the least humour—the penultimate story in the collection a stand alone story of unbearable grief and loss called By and by—and the final story a bittersweet reflection on what might have been called Where the God of Love Hangs Out But then I did love William and Clare's stories or rather I came to love them and was surprised by how deeply affected I was by the final instalment of their love affair and the clearly to this reader angrily feminist When the Year Grows Old Bloom's characters often startle—just when you think you have a clear sense of a given character something new and surprising yet always true is revealed through speech or thought or deed These are stories I will want to go back and re read so I'll have to buy a copy—this was a library book not just for their craft her prose is lucid her pacing and narrative tension pitch perfect her story arcs masterful but to spend time again with these richly drawn intensely human characters

  2. Cat Woods Cat Woods says:

    Officially obsessed I will be seeking out everything What a spectacular collection of incredibly flawed formidable characters with haunting personas and stories I cringed and cried and laughed and had to put the book down and pick it up after three deep breaths on a few occasions Do it Be reminded we are all in this crazy drama together

  3. JJ JJ says:

    I love Amy Bloom This collection had some stories I had already read in Where the God of Love Hangs Out but they were my favourite stories from that book so I was happy about it

  4. Barbara Barbara says:

    I can only add to the weight of positive things I've already said about Amy Bloom's writing I only wish I had found her sooner in my reading life and I could have introduced her to my reading friends earlier She is a treasure and a writer of stories which engage from the first sentence She has challenged my long held view of the short story Each of her fine stories is so perfectly wrought and so engrossing a much over used word I know how about absorbing enmeshing mesmerizing that you carry them around with you like little treasures I am going to re read my favourite book of hers Lucky Us just for the pleasure of it

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