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  1. says:

    After having read The Madonnas of Leningrad and loving it I had high hopes of loving this book also I'm not usually a huge fan of short stories and that may have colored my opinion I found that I really enjoyed most of the characters in each of the stories but in every story I was left hanging There wasn't a conclusion to the stories that left me feeling cheated I would just get to know the character and then it was over leaving me to come to my own conclusion I understand this as a writing style but my pleasure from reading comes from learning a whole story and hopefully learning something from human nature


  2. says:

    A new book of short stories that I chose solely based on the title which sounded interesting There were two stories in particular that really stood out for me the one about the puppeteer and the one about the actor auditioning for a commercial in which he needs to wear a rat costume I liked the uirkiness in many of the stories and found all the stories easily readable I think my lower rating of this book is due only to my low enthusiasm for short stories right now I liked her writing uite a bit and I am now planning to read her novel Madonnas of Leningrad


  3. says:

    Nothing particularly special here but definitely a uick enjoyable read Maybe meant for the middle aged set potentially dealing with failure or sense of failure and depression but definitely not at all upsetting eventhough it deals with those topics I guess it's a little pedestrian in the way it looks at them Overall fun


  4. says:

    I was very surprised the the author was married though I am still guessing that she has been hurtabandoned earlier in life or possibly witnessed her parents' marriage fail I am not at all surprised that she was an actor specifically a failed actor


  5. says:

    This collection of short stories was easy reading Not a cant put down until I am done book but good for when you only have a few minutes to read


  6. says:

    Dean is an accomplished author as anyone who can hold the reader’s interest in a short story has my vote One is limited in a short story and yet Dean manages to engage the reader skilfully from start to finish


  7. says:

    Crushed this in a day Incredible


  8. says:

    I picked up this book because the title intrigued me I was expecting a book of short stories on a theme being Falling Women and instead I got a book of short stories by an author one of them being from a divorced adulterous ex wife For all that it wasn't what I was expecting and was not my usual fare I was impressed by the uality of the writing and the emotions behind the stories Most of the stories are tiny vignettes glimpses into other people's lives The last story is a much longer story about a washed up actor The book is short but still manages to cram in nine stories in 135 pages with the tenth consuming 90 pages on its ownThe book begins with What the Left Hand Is Saying about the people living in an apartment building coming together to form a community The ueen Mother descibes a Southern Matriarch getting an intervention for her alcoholism The Afterlife of Lyle Stone is a bizarre little story that I'm still not entirely sure what to make of A Brief History of Us reads like a woman talking to her shrink about her family's history Another Little Piece Romance Manual The Best Man The Bodhisattva and Confessions of a Falling Woman all deal with varying aspects of love and romance The crowning story of the collection is Dan in the Gray Flannel Rat Suit about a washed up actor realizing he's washed upThis was a decent collection It's not my normal cup of tea though her novel looks vaguely interesting The Madonnas of Leningrad I'll probably only pick up Madonnas if I happen to see it on the library shelf when picking up other things If you're into contemporary fiction though this might be worth a shotYou can find all my reviews at Goddess in the Stacks


  9. says:

    If you've read The Madonna's of Leningrad then you are aware that Dean is a masterful writer Her images carry a soft a ha and a tug at the heart that leaves you knowing that you can relate to her charactersThis is a series of short stories each one independent of one another yet connected by the thread of likeable sometimes foolish folks simply trying to get by the best they canI know I'm reading a good book when I stop to think of similar situationscircumstances I've experienced and my mind weaves back along the path of a lost love a troubled relationship long overdue the breakup deadline a problematic self absorbed parent or friend who drove me crazy yet in the end reuired a modicum of dignity and respect and situations when I stubbornly felt beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was absolutely right yet needed to shift a paradigm when confronted with additional insightThis is a gem of a book wherein you savor the exceptional writing and long for it not to endHighly recommended


  10. says:

    Best line That's the wonderful thing about writing I suppose There's no one there to talk back to you I don't believe in luck; I believe that people get what they deserve You must be wondering why I am trying to contact you now after all this time Perhaps it will strike you as a thoughtless invasion of your privacy or worse a deliberate unkindness an attempt to open up old wounds Here it is I want you to hear me out An apology is a limp thing I know that and its late by about eleven years but here it is I suppose the odds are against me but then I don't believe in odds any I believe it could just as easily go my way as not I would never have been able to explain the fact of you in my life Just pure dumb luck You needn't write back If you hear me that's than enough The thing I want to say the world would be empty without you i can't seem to say even though its true


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Replete with the seamless storytelling and captivating lyrical voice that made her debut novel The Madonnas of Leningrad a national bestseller Dean's Confessions of a Falling Woman is a haunting satisfying and unforgettable reading experienc If you've read The Madonna's of Leningrad then you are aware that Dean is a masterful writer Her images carry a soft a ha and a tug at the heart that leaves you knowing that you can relate to her charactersThis is a series of short stories each one independent of one another yet connected by the thread of likeable sometimes foolish folks simply trying to get by the best they canI know I'm reading a good book when I stop to think of similar situationscircumstances I've experienced and my mind weaves back along the path of a lost love a troubled relationship long overdue the breakup deadline a problematic self absorbed parent or friend who drove me crazy yet in the end reuired a modicum of dignity and respect and situations when I stubbornly felt beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was absolutely right yet needed to shift a paradigm when confronted with additional insightThis is a gem of a book wherein you savor the exceptional writing and long for it not to endHighly recommended Believing In Faeries path of a lost love a troubled relationship long overdue the breakup deadline a Buddho problematic self absorbed The Burning Boys parent or friend who drove me crazy yet in the end reuired a modicum of dignity and respect and situations when I stubbornly felt beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was absolutely right yet needed to shift a A Little Learning paradigm when confronted with additional insightThis is a gem of a book wherein you savor the exceptional writing and long for it not to endHighly recommended

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Confessions of a Falling Woman and Other Stories

A surprised Southern matriarch is confronted by her family at an intervention A life altering break in triggers insomniac introspection in a desperate actor Streetwise New York City neighbors let down their guard for a naïve puppeteer and mu Nothing particularly special here but definitely a uick enjoyable read Maybe meant for the middle aged set potentially dealing with failure or sense of failure and depression but definitely not at all upsetting eventhough it deals with those topics I guess it's a little pedestrian in the way it looks at them Overall fun Believing In Faeries puppeteer and mu Nothing Buddho particularly special here but definitely a uick enjoyable read Maybe meant for the middle aged set The Burning Boys potentially dealing with failure or sense of failure and depression but definitely not at all upsetting eventhough it deals with those topics I guess it's a little A Little Learning pedestrian in the way it looks at them Overall fun

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St suffer the conseuences In this stunning collection of short stories five of which are being published for the very first time bestselling award winning author Debra Dean displays the depth and magnitude of her extraordinary literary talent Dean is an accomplished author as anyone who can hold the reader’s interest in a short story has my vote One is limited in a short story and yet Dean manages to engage the reader skilfully from start to finish