Love Stories in this Town

By Amanda Eyre Ward

From the award-winning author of ‘Forgive Me’ and ‘How to be Lost’ comes a brilliant first collection of short stories. Linking stories about love, identity and motherhood, the collection includes ‘Miss Montana’s Wedding’, the prize-winning short story that launched Amanda Eyre Ward’s career in 1999.

From the award-winning author of FORGIVE ME and HOW TO BE LOST comes this first collection, LOVE STORIES IN THIS TOWN. Linking stories about love, identity, and motherhood in a changing world, the collection includes ‘Miss Montana’s Wedding,’ the prize winning short story that launched Amanda Eyre Ward’s career in 1999.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 21 Jan 2010
Pages: 272
ISBN: 978-0-00-731742-4
Amanda Eyre Ward was born in New York City, and graduated from Williams College and the University of Montana. Her short stories have been published in various literary reviews and magazines. She is the author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning novel ‘Sleep Towards Heaven’ and ‘How to be Lost’, and was named by the New York Post as one of five Writers to Watch in 2003. She lives in the US with her husband, geologist Tip Meckel.

”'Wisecracking, whip-smart, and utterly beguiling, 'Love Stories in this Town' is one part Chekhov, one part Patsy Cline, all told with a confident, hip-cocking charm that’s completely her own. I flat out loved these stories.” - Justin Cronin

”'Amanda Eyre Ward proves once again that she knows just where to strike: the heart, the mind, and the funny bone. Ward tackles the fears of our contemporary collective consciousness - terrorism, war in Iraq - with the same compassion, intelligence, and spot-on insight that she brings to the domestic front - infertility, familial troubles, failed love.” - Michelle Richmond

”'New mothers, young brides, jilted lovers, devoted wives. What roles do women choose, what paths do they take when falling in and out of love? [In] a collection of 12 lustrous short stories…each is a testament to the ambiguity young women face in their desire for love…they offer a mesmerizing, read-in-one-sitting foray into the complexities of contemporary love.” - Carol Haggas