Things You Should Know (Paperback)

A Collection of Stories

By A. M. Homes

Harper Perennial, 9780060520137, 213pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2003



In this stunningly original collection, A. M. Homes writes with terrifying compassion about the things that matter most. Homes's distinctive narrative illuminates our dreams and desires, our memories and losses, and demonstrates how extraordinary the ordinary can be. With uncanny emotional accuracy, wit, and empathy, Homes takes us places we recognize but would rather not go alone.

Praise For Things You Should Know: A Collection of Stories

“A.M. Homes never plays it safe and it begins to look as if she can do almost anything.”
-Michael Cunningham

Haunting, disturbing, often radiantly intense, these protean storieschange shape as if they are made of fire.
-Andrea Barrett

“A. M. Homes is certainly among the most important young writers working now”
-Robert Stone