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Married Love

And Other Stories

Hadley, Tessa

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Married Love
"Married Love is a masterful collection of short fiction from one of today's most accomplished storytellers. These tales showcase the qualities for which Tessa Hadley has long been praised: her humor, warmth, and psychological acuity; her powerful, precise, and emotionally dense prose; her unflinching examinations of family relationships. Here are stories that range widely across generations and classes, exploring the private and public lives of unforgettable characters: a young girl who haunts the edges of her parents' party; a wife released by the sudden death of her film-director husband; an eighteen-year-old who insists on marrying her music professor, only to find herself shut out from his secrets. In this stunning collection, Hadley evokes worlds that expand in the imagination far beyond the pages, capturing domestic dramas, generational sagas, wrenching love affairs and epiphanies, and distilling them to remarkable effect."--from cover, p. [4]

Publisher: New York :, Harper Perennial,, 2012
Edition: First Harper Perennial edition
ISBN: 0062135643
Branch Call Number: PR6108.A35 M37 2012x
Characteristics: xiv, 203, 18 pages ;,21 cm


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Dec 14, 2014
  • uncommonreader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In these 12 short stories, Hadley is able to communicate everything about her characters within the story. Her stories are understated and address class and family. Recommended.

Apr 21, 2013
  • callaottawa rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Bad sign when you start skimming most of the last stories. Good character descriptions but hollow stories not ending up anywhere - endings very unsatisfying.

Feb 03, 2013

i so looked forward to reading this collection, and it was such a disappointment. i put it down after the second story. just boring.


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Apr 29, 2013

Correction: Bath Spa University College is located in Bath, England.


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