Jesse Lee Kercheval
- Title: The Alice Stories
- Author: Jesse Lee Kercheval
- ISBN: 9780803211353
- Page: 148
- Format: Hardcover
Wisconsin is not where Alice, a girl raised in Florida, meant to end up But when she falls in love with Anders Dahl, a descendant of Norwegian farmers born for generations in the same stone farmhouse, she realizes that to love Anders is to settle into a life in Wisconsin in the small house they buy before their daughter, Maude, is born Together, Alice and Anders move forWisconsin is not where Alice, a girl raised in Florida, meant to end up But when she falls in love with Anders Dahl, a descendant of Norwegian farmers born for generations in the same stone farmhouse, she realizes that to love Anders is to settle into a life in Wisconsin in the small house they buy before their daughter, Maude, is born Together, Alice and Anders move forward into a life of family, friends, and the occasional troubled student until they face their biggest challenge Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, Jesse Lee Kercheval s The Alice Stories tells the tale of a family the pain of loss and the importance of the love of friends in the midst of turmoil As timely as the news yet informed by rich humor and a deep understanding of human character, the interlinked Alice Stories form a luminous tale of family life.
Recent Comments "The Alice Stories"
A professor friend lent me this book when I was applying to the MFA program at Madison, and now that I have finally read it (in record time!) I am extra depressed about getting rejected. The Alice Stories is one of the most perfect books I've ever read. In a series of interlinked stories, it tells the tale of Alice, an English professor living in Wisconsin, who marries a man named Anders, has a daughter named Maude, and experiences, in a short span of time, the most extreme experiences of love, [...]
Donna Seaman at Booklist - in a skill I am very jealous of - manages to sum it up in one sentence:Over the course of 10 beautifully shaped, deeply moving, funny, and utterly surprising linked stories, Kercheval, in prose as sparkling as snow in sunlight, considers how quickly things can stop making sense and how sustaining goodness truly is.What a great phrase, "how sustaining goodness truly is," and it describes the book perfectly. It is well crafted, enjoyable storytelling that addresses thoug [...]
Kercheval has written a deeply compelling novel featuring a very believable family who face familiar but difficult situations with grace. She also captures the seasonal beauty and particular charm of Madison WI.
Amazing. Probably the best short story collection I've read in the last few years. The last story broke my heart, but I'll probably read the whole book at least once more before I return it to the library.
A beautifully written book.
A wonderful cycle of stories set in Madison, WI. I intended to sample before an author reading and downed the whole collection (which moved me to tears at the end.)
Not very uplifting although the end was a surprise.
The short stories in this book follow the life of one woman, Alice, focusing on a theme of loss. My favorite was "Scarce".
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