Other Heartbreaks by Patricia Henley

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"Throughout her powerful story collection, Other Heartbreaks, Patricia Henley lays bare the souls of women coping with the ache of losing love."—O, The Oprah Magazine

This collection of elegant, moving stories explores the bonds and betrayals among women. Patricia Henley's characters make their way through grief and discovery, revealing the power of their hearts and of the landscapes where they reside.

Patricia Henley's first novel Hummingbird House was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her second novel In the River Sweet was named a Best Book of the Year by the Chicago Tribune and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


About Patricia Henley

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Patricia Henley’s first novel, Hummingbird House, was a finalist for the 1999 National Book Award and The New Yorker Best Fiction Book Award. Henley has also written two books of poetry, Learning to Die and Back Roads, and three story collections: Friday Night at Silver Star, which won the 1985 Montana Arts Council First Book Award; The Secret of Cartwheels; and Worship of the Common Heart: New and Selected Stories. Her stories have been published in such magazines as The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and Northwest Review, and anthologized in The Best American Short Stories
Published December 1, 2012 by Engine Books. 172 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Henley's tough and tender stories examine love gone wrong, love gone cold and love gone fickle.

Nov 12 2011 | Read Full Review of Other Heartbreaks: stories

Lincoln Journal Star

"Other Heartbreaks: Stories" by Patricia Henley, Engine.

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