The Collected Stories (Paperback)

By Reynolds Price

Scribner Book Company, 9780743244992, 640pp.

Publication Date: February 10, 2004



For more than four decades, Reynolds Price has been one of America's most distinguished writers, with a career remarkable both for its virtuosity and for the variety of literary forms embraced. Though perhaps best known as a novelist and poet, Price here likewise demonstrates his mastery of the short story.
These fifty stories include two early collections -- The Names and Faces of Heroes and Permanent Errors -- as well as more than two dozen stories that are gathered only in The Collected Stories. In his introduction, the author explains how, at one point, he wrote no stories for almost twenty years. "But," he writes, "once I needed -- for unknown reasons in a new and radically altered life -- to return to the story, it opened before me like a new chance." Indeed, chances abound here in stories that will astonish even Price's most devoted readers as they travel through not only the author's native North Carolina but also Jerusalem, the American Southwest, Europe, and Asia.

Praise For The Collected Stories

The New York Times Book Review

A spellbinding collection, a book to be treasured.

Chicago Tribune

Complex, compelling stories....What a pleasure to have in hand.

The New York Times Book Review

Nobody writes so well about the joys and sorrows of the family. Nobody else can so deftly capture the lyric intensity
of simple happiness.

The Boston Globe

Price's best stories are built to last.