Some of Her Friends That Year by Maxine Chernoff
New and Selected Stories

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Highly regarded for her deft and humorous portrayals of the dark side of modern living, Maxine Chernoff’s latest collection is a droll, poetic field guide to the endearing and troubling aspects of human behavior. Chernoff fans will relish the sixteen new stories, and new readers will discover a wonderful assemblage of Chernoff’s likeable and contemplative characters. Chernoff continues to establish herself as a master of the short story genre with this excellent collection.

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Born in Chicago in 1952, Maxine Chernoff has published several collections of poems, short stories, and novels, including Signs of Devotion, which was a New York Times Notable Book. She edits the long-running literary journal New American Writing and is chair of the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.

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About Maxine Chernoff

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Chernoff is professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University
Published May 1, 2002 by Coffee House Press. 360 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But the most resonant of the new stories may be “Acts of Nature,” about a widow who has poured ten years of her life into raising her only son—born four months after his father died in a plane crash—and who is finally on the verge of being free to live for herself again.

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