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The Resource Above the Houses

Above the Houses

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Above the Houses
Title
Above the Houses
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Summary
"These stories deal with relationships . . . lovers, spouses, friends, parents, offspring, siblings. We can relate to them. We root for them. We want them to win." —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The stories in Above the Houses allow the reader to enjoy what the author has elsewhere called "a kind of ecology of consciousness: how to use well and not squander our stupendous human resources for insight." The crises they describe—ranging from death, divorce, and murder to a torrential Midwestern rainstorm—provide a context for the author's astonishing ability to capture subtle human feelings, whether those of old people, children, lovers, or the lonely. Set in the heartland of America, each story, in its own extraordinary way, poses the dilemma of the father in the volume's concluding story, "Rain," when he asks "to be told why I care so much how I live if it is all to end anyway." And each offers the answer he gets: "because it does not end."
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Engberg, Susan
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Short Stories
Label
Above the Houses
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:5c9719b7-158b-49c8-9fc2-db3fbd99a053
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781453213230
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Above the Houses
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5c9719b7-158b-49c8-9fc2-db3fbd99a053
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781453213230
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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    Spillman Public Library 719 Wisconsin Ave, North Fond du Lac, WI, 54937, US
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