Shout Her Lovely Name Author:Natalie Serber "Coming of age is a painful and beautiful experience in Natalie Serber's hands. These are funny and poignant pieces, building a book that feels novelistic in sweep, yet true to the precision and direct aim of the short story. A real pleasure." ?Antonya Nelson — Mothers and daughters ride the familial tide of joy, regret, loathing, and love in the... more »se stories of resilient and flawed women. In a battle between a teenage daughter and her mother, wheat bread and plain yogurt become weapons. An aimless college student, married to her much older professor, sneaks cigarettes while caring for their newborn son. On the eve of her husband?s fiftieth birthday, a pilfered fifth of rum, an unexpected tattoo, and rogue teenagers leave a woman questioning her place. And in a suite of stories, we follow capricious, ambitious single mother Ruby and her cautious, steadfast daughter Nora through their tumultuous life?stray men, stray cats, and psychedelic drugs?in 1970s California.
Gimlet-eyed and emotionally generous, achingly real and beautifully written, these unforgettable stories lay bare the connection and conflict in families. Shout Her Lovely Name heralds the arrival of a powerful new writer.
A collection of stories where some of them are connected with characters that show up in a few stories, but there were stories that didn't have these characters. Maybe I just didn't get it, but I really enjoyed the characters of Nora and Ruby that were in a few of the stories and was confused that they were not in all of the stories.