If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black

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FINALIST FOR THE FRANK O’CONNOR SHORT STORY AWARD

NOW WITH AN ADDITIONAL STORY.

Heralding the arrival of a stunning new voice in American fiction, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This takes readers into the minds and hearts of people navigating the unsettling transitions that life presents to us all: A father struggles to forge an independent identity as his blind daughter prepares for college. A mother comes to terms with her adult daughter’s infidelity. An artist mourns the end of a romance while painting the portrait of a dying man. Brilliant, hopeful, and fearlessly honest, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This illuminates the truths of human relationships, truths we come to recognize in these characters and in ourselves. 

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Black's Life Drawing.

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About Robin Black

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Robin Black's stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including One Story, Colorado Review, The Georgia Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Southern Review, and the anthology The Best Creative Nonfiction. The winner of many awards and a recipient of fellowships from the Leeway Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, Black is a graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. She lives with her family in Philadelphia.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published March 11, 2010 by Random House. 296 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The stories in Black's solid debut collection are fraught with loss, usually of a loved one. Evocative and lyrical, the characters' introspections, while sometimes overwrought, are balanc

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The youngish blonde in broderie anglaise frock hunched in a pose of mild distress does nothing to suggest the emotional depth of Robin Black's territory, nor the elegance with which she describes moments of reckoning for her characters – among them a blind girl who sees more than her parents imag...

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By ANNE MORRIS / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News Anne Morris, a member of the National / The Dallas Morning News s Circle, lives in Austin.

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