The Best Revenge by Rebecca Rule
Short Stories (Hardscrabble Books-Fiction of New England)

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Cold honesty, grudging acceptance, and sweet revenge: facing down the demons in small-town New Hampshire.

About Rebecca Rule

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Rebecca Rule is the author of Live Free and Eat Pie! A Storyteller's Guide to New Hampshire and Headin' for the Rhubarb: A New Hampshire Dictionary (well, kinda). She is also the author of three short story collections about New Hampshire, including The Best Revenge, named Outstanding Work of Fiction by the New Hampshire Writer's Project. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, she has taught writing classes there for a number of years. She has lived in New Hampshire all her life (so far). Jennifer Thermes is a children's book author and illustrator. In addition to being an avid reader, an obsessed gardener, and an adorer of cats, she creates illustrated maps for publishing and magazine clients. Her most recent book is Maggie & Oliver, or A Bone of One's Own, a middle-grade novel by Valerie Hobbs (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers). She is the author and illustrator of Sam Bennett's New Shoes and When I Was Built. Thermes lives in an old farmhouse in Connecticut with her family.
Published July 5, 2013 by New Hampshire. 208 pages
Genres: Travel, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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There's a charming example of her feel for the tensions between stubborn townsfolk and naive newcomers in ``The Widow and the Trapper,'' effectively varied portrayals of the psyches of lonely and misunderstood women in ``Etta Walks'' and ``Ada among the Dogs,'' and a deeply moving, richly metapho...

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``Hardscrabble'' is not only the name of the imprint, but also a good description of the lives of many of the protagonists of these stories, some of which appeared in the author's first collection, Wo

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He deplores a dearth of contemporary ''generalists, educated and versatile writers capable of writing with equal ease and authority on history, literature, politics.'' Then he issues a list -- Joan Didion, Garry Wills, Stanley Crouch, Robert Hughes, Gore Vidal;

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