Crackpots: A Novel

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003/08/17 - 208 ページ
When we first meet Ruby Reese she’s a spunky kid in a cowgirl hat, tap dancing her way through a slightly off-kilter 1950s childhood. With an insomniac mother and a demolitions-expert father, her entire family is what the residents of her small town would call "a bunch of crackpots." Despite the dramas of her upbringing, Ruby matures into a creative, introspective, and wholly beguiling woman. But her adulthood is marked by complex relationships and romantic missteps -- three unsuitable marriages, dramatic crushes, the complicated love between siblings. As Sara Pritchard deftly guides us through Ruby's story, from the present to the past and back again, a portrait of a remarkably resilient woman emerges. Suffused with humor and melancholy, imagination and insight, Crackpots heralds the debut of a skilled and sensitive storyteller.
 

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Excellent read full of enchantment and wonder that can only be come about through heartache and experience. Sara Pritchard's prose twirls between childlike innocence and lamenting reflection that is ... レビュー全文を読む

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Prologue
1
A Dog Story
3
Crackpots
5
The Very Beautiful Sad Elegy for Bambis Dead Mother
10
Stardust
24
Shuffle Off to Buffalo
52
Out on the Jackson Tract
60
The Blue Hat
77
Postcards from Portland
121
The Man with the RefrigeratorSize Hole in His Heart
133
The Festival of Ideas
135
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
139
When Harry Houdini Came to Dinner
165
Back Matter
189
Back Cover
197
Spine
198

Statues
89
Isotopes
108

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Sara Pritchard is the author of the novel Crackpots, which was selected as a New York Times Notable Book and was chosen by Ursula Hegi to receive the Bakeless Prize for fiction. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from West Virginia University and has published stories and essays in a number of literary journals. She lives in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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