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  1. I can’t be completely objective about Alice Mattison because I’ve known her since I was little– grew up with her kids, etc.– and I am especially fond of the stories set in New Haven for that reason. But even when I put those connections aside, I am always really really impressed with her work. She’s got that ability to capture idiosyncrasies and details while tapping into something larger.

  2. Another book of short stories, these however are called “intersecting stories”. There were characters and plot lines that kept appearing in each story. So it kind of read like a very disjointed novel…

  3. This is one of my favorite genres: individual short stories that weave characters together from multiple points of view. The stories are good, but the way they intersect is confusing. The reader is not told who the subject of the story is until the middle of the story which necessitates turning back pages in case anything was missed. I think I would have preferred non-intersecting stories in this book as the author is a talented writer.

  4. I liked the title of this book and the review the “New York Times” gave it, so it wound up on my bookshelf. I remember the stories as amusing, if not profound…

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