Girl Trouble, a Harper Perennial paperback original, is Rona Jaffe Award winner Holly Goddard Jones’s debut short story collection, set around small-town Southerners caught in moral and sometimes mortal quandaries. Written with extraordinary empathy and maturity, and with the breadth and complexity of a novel, these eight beautifully written, achingly poignant, and occasionally heartbreaking stories explore the fine line between right and wrong, good and bad, love and violence.
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My parents were dedicated library patrons --- we usually went once a week --- and most of the books I purchased in my tweens and teens came from a dark little shop called The Book Rack, which exclusively sold comic books and used mass market paperbacks.Nov 25 2009 | Read Full Review of Girl Trouble: Stories (P.S.)
All of her characters are damaged—from Libby, the lonely divorcée in "Retrospective," who is haunted by a violent attack early in her marriage, to the Hoffmans in "Theory of Realty," whose child has drowned in four inches of water—but, through Jones's sure telling, we understand the how and why o...| Read Full Review of Girl Trouble: Stories (P.S.)
Twice a week in our small-town local newspaper I read the listings of homes…”Apr 09 2010 | Read Full Review of Girl Trouble: Stories (P.S.)
Simon says it was silly to sing a song written for a man to sing.Feb 28 2008 | Read Full Review of Girl Trouble: Stories (P.S.)
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