If I Loved You I Would Tell You This

If I loved you, I would invite you in, sit you down in our kitchen, and I would say to you: You just never know. You, the yeti. You don't know why this matters so much to us, why we care. You don't know what secret pains we have that ...

If I Loved You  I Would Tell You This

From the blind girl who sees more than her parents can, to the portrait artist who sees more than her clients would wish, Robin Black illuminates secret fears, hidden desires, profound grief and enduring love in a collection as rich and varied as the relationships it describes. These are generous and compassionate stories for anyone attuned to the intricate heartbreak of families – to our power to hurt and to nurture those we love best. ‘Full of substance and colour. Many short stories have a habit of evaporating not long after you’ve read them. Black’s have an uncanny tendency to stick around’ Metro ‘An exploration of secret monologues and private emotions that makes for an illuminating, moving and universally resonant experience’ Easy Living ‘Exquisitely distilled tales of loss and reckoning’ Vogue ‘Black writes with grace and simplicity’ TLS

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If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Robin Black
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-30 - Publisher: Random House

FINALIST FOR THE FRANK O’CONNOR SHORT STORY AWARD NOW WITH AN ADDITIONAL STORY. Heralding the arrival of a stunning new voice in American fiction, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This takes readers into the minds and hearts of people navigating the unsettling transitions that life presents to
The Lady's Friend
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Mrs. Henry Peterson
Categories: Clothing and dress
Type: BOOK - Published: 1864 - Publisher:

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Life Drawing
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Robin Black
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-15 - Publisher: Random House

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR “Taut, elegant . . . Black is a writer of great wisdom.”—Claire Messud, The Guardian (UK) Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Augusta Edelman—Gus to her friends—is a painter,
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Nichole Bernier
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-05 - Publisher: Crown

“A compelling mystery and a wise meditation on friendship, marriage, and motherhood.”—J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Maine Summer vacation on Great Rock Island was supposed to be a restorative time for Kate, who’d lost her close friend Elizabeth in a sudden accident. But when she inherits
This Close
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jessica Francis Kane
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-25 - Publisher: Portobello Books

Here, a woman is floored by the loss of her young child and struggles to disentangle her superstitious fears from her terrible sense of guilt. A recent college graduate living in New York City finds himself in a strangely complicated friendship with his Korean dry cleaner and her son. A