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In the Bedroom by Andre Dubus

The seven stories collected here–including “Killings,” the basis for Todd Field’s award-winning film In the Bedroom–showcase legendary writer Andre Dubus’s sheer narrative mastery in a book of quietly staggering emotional power.

A father in mourning contemplates the unthinkable as the only way to allay his grief. A boy must learn to care for his younger brother when their mother leaves the family. A young woman who has never lacked lovers despairs of ever finding love itself, and then makes an accidental discovery that brings her real joy. Culled from Dubus’s treasured collections Selected Stories and Dancing After Hours, these beautiful stories of people at pivotal moments in their lives are some of the most bewitching and profound in American fiction.

“Dubus is the sort of writer who instructs the heart.” –The Atlantic Monthy

“It is a rare thing to admire an artist from a distance and upon meeting him not be disillusioned. After meeting Andre my admiration for his courage, talent, and humanity grew tenfold. . . . If you have never read him, get ready–you will never be the same again.” –Todd Field, from the Preface

“The lives of his characters become part of any close reader’s permanent bank of important memories.” –The Boston Globe

“Like Chekhov’s, Dubus’s best stories contain the arc of a whole life in the language of specific moments.” –The Village Voice

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  • Peter

    Great book if you like short stories.

    November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I ordered this book and did not get it in time-still waiting on it actually so I wont be able to make it since I haven't read it.

    November 12, 2013

  • Christine

    I'm trying to finish the book... Be hectic as I'm moving out of one house and getting for my move at next house. I hope I can get it by club tonight :-/

    November 12, 2013

    • Peter

      Happy to help out - I have finished it this time!

      November 12, 2013

  • Laneda

    It was not available on Nook either so I got it at Amazon. I am almost finished with it and was somewhat disappointed until I read "Rose". That story is absolutely shattering.

    November 7, 2013

  • Cathy W.

    It is a short book and I found my copy at half price books.

    November 7, 2013

  • Christine

    The 'rejects' we're The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan, Dinner at Homesick Restaurant by Anne Taylor. Thanks to Tiff for bringing the selections!

    September 17, 2013

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