Vaquita and Other Stories

Vaquita and Other Stories

By Edith Pearlman

University of Pittsburgh Press, Paperback, 9780822962113, 183pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 1996



About the Author
Edith Pearlman s collection "Binocular Vision" won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award, as well as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Story Prize. The author of several other story collections, she has also received the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the short story. Her widely admired stories have been reprinted numerous times in "The Best American Short Stories", "The O. Henry Prize Stories", and "The Pushcart Prize". A New Englander by both birth and preference, Pearlman lives with her husband in Brookline, Massachusetts.


Praise For Vaquita and Other Stories

“[Pearlman’s] writing is as calm as the most serene of her charecters, a voice that flows around events that themselves are sometimes unexpectedly jarring but always intensely human.”
—Boston Globe



“Pearlman’s tales are written with great authority; details of place and the compassion of the characters ring true every time. . . . There is not a weak story in the collection.”
—Choice
 



“Elegantly written. A solid debut from a writer worth keeping an eye on.”
—Kirkus Reviews