Starting Over

Starting Over Cover

Starting Over

By Elizabeth Spencer

Liveright Publishing Corporation, Hardcover, 9780871406811, 208pp.

Publication Date: January 13, 2014

Description
On the release of her first novel in 1948, Elizabeth Spencer was immediately championed by Robert Penn Warren and Eudora Welty, setting off a remarkable career as one of the great literary voices of the American South. Her career, now spanning seven decades, continues here with nine new stories. In Starting Over, Spencer returns to the deep emotional fault lines and unseen fractures that lie just beneath the veneer of happy family life. In Sightings, a troubled daughter suddenly returns to the home of the father she accidently blinded during her parents bitter separation; in Blackie, the reappearance of a son from a divorcee's first marriage triggers a harrowing confrontation with her new family; while in The Wedding Visitor, a cousin travels home only to find himself entwined in the events leading up to a family wedding. In these nine stories, Spencer excels at revealing the flawed fabric of human relations.


NPR
Monday, Jan 20, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews a collection of stories by Elizabeth Spencer called, Starting Over. More at NPR.org

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