At the Owl Woman Saloon by Tess Gallagher

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Sixteen stories filled with characters who run the gamut from slow sizzle to high sass are brought to life in an anthology of short fiction that captures them struggling to cope with love and loss, pain and healing. 15,000 first printing."

About Tess Gallagher

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Tess Gallagher is a renowned poet, short-story writer, and essayist. Her short stories have appeared in "Story, Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Glimmer Train, " and the "Northwest Review, " among others. She was the recipient of a Lyndhurst Prize, and in 1998 received a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Whitman College, where she held the Edward F. Arnold Chair. She has taught more recently at the Stadler Poetry Center at Bucknell University. Her book of essays, "Soul Barnacles: Ten More Years with Ray, " will be published in the fall of 1999.
Published January 1, 1997 by Scribner. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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She and Mr. G work together at the gas company, though Mr. G is actually a failed novelist, looking for material from wherever he can find it, so that Norman, who is blind, offers great grist for Mr. G`s mill.

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Set primarily in the Pacific Northwest, this enchanting collection of 16 occasionally interconnected stories by poet Gallagher (The Lover of Horses and Other Stories) is enlivened by an assortment of beguiling characters.

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Entertainment Weekly

These stories are set primarily in the Pacific Northwest — the land of loggers and migrant workers — and they are peopled by stoic types who take revenge and tragedy on their own terms.

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