Chilly Scenes of Winter

By Ann Beattie
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780679732341, 288pp.)

Publication Date: January 2, 1991

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This is the story of a love-smitten Charles; his friend Sam, the Phi Beta Kappa and former coat salesman; and Charles' mother, who spends a lot of time in the bathtub feeling depressed.

About the Author
Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections, in John Updike's "The Best American Short Stories of the Century", and in Jennifer Egan's "The Best American Short Stories 2014". In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story. In 2005, she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. She was the Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia (Emerita). She is a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters and of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She and her husband, Lincoln Perry, live in Maine and Key West, Florida.
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