Book Reviews of Perfect Recall: New Stories

Perfect Recall: New Stories
Perfect Recall New Stories
Author: Ann Beattie
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ISBN-13: 9780743211703
ISBN-10: 0743211707
Publication Date: 1/29/2002
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
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I love Ann Beattie's short stories, and this collection is a wonderful as I expected, which is why I gave it five stars!

This book contains 11 present-day stories set mostly in either Maine or Florida. In them, she creates a range of memorable characters and situations, from a penniless war veteran to a celebrity "foodie" who vacations in Key West and agrees to prepare an impromptu meal for President Clinton. As always, Beattie is a terrific writer, and she has a fine eye for people, their foibles, and the complexity and quirkiness of American life
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The eleven short stories in this book show us how to appreciate vulnerabilities and absurdities as the facts of midlife. If you are a reader of short stories, you will enjoy this one.