The Tiger In The Grass: Stories And Other Inventions by Harriet Doerr

The Tiger In The Grass: Stories And Other Inventions

byHarriet Doerr

Paperback | October 1, 1996

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In her first collection of stories and pieces, Harriet Doerr explores the magical power of memory and brings us a wealth of unforgettable characters: eccentric eighty-two-year-old Great-Aunt Alice, who, empowered by a lucid memory, lived out her final, physically debilitated years with grace; Edie, who arrives in California from England to bring sanity and peace to a house with five half-orphaned children and a despairing widower; Paco, eight years old, and Gloria, eleven, children caught between the longing and pleasures of childhood and the harsh mature realities of their meager circumstances in a Mexican village. These and other characters are captured in the web of life with a startling sensitivity that will touch the reader at every turn.
 
“Strikingly pure and radiant.”—The New York Times Book Review

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Harriet Doerr was born April 8, 1910 in Pasadena, California and attended Smith College, 1927-28, Stanford University, 1928-30, and Scripps College, 1975-76. She received a B.A. from Stanford in 1977 and pursued graduate study there as well. Doerr wrote her first novel (Stones for Ibarra, 1984) at the age of 73. She has since written U...
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Title:The Tiger In The Grass: Stories And Other InventionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:October 1, 1996Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140251480

ISBN - 13:9780140251487

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This collection of 15 short pieces reveals the same startling sensitivity and sculpted prose that made Harriet Doerr's novels beloved bestsellers. In The Tiger in the Grass, Doerr explores the magical power of memory as it harvests experience, bringing us a wealth of unforgettable characters--all captured in the web of life with all the richness and beauty that distinguishes Doerr's writing