The Granta Book of the Family by Granta Books

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An anthology of fiction, memoir, biography, and journalism culled from the pages of Granta magazine explores the meaning of the family and includes the contributions of Saul Bellow, Raymond Carver, Doris Lessing, and Susan J. Miller. IP.

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Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His first collection of stories, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please (a National Book Award nominee in 1977), was followed by What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984), and Where I'm Calling From in 1988, when he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in August of that year, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall. Michael Ignatieff, a writer, historian, and broadcaster, is Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. His books include "Isaiah Berlin: A Life, Blood and Belonging," "The Warrior's Honor," and "The Needs of Strangers." His novel "Scar Tissue" was nominated for the Booker Prize, and his book "The Russian Album, A Family Memoir" won Canada's Governor General's Award and the Heinemann Prize of Britain's Royal Society of Literature. Ian is an award-winning British Journalist
Published August 1, 1995 by Granta (NY). 400 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Physical abuse makes for particularly compelling copy: Mikal Gilmore, whose piece about his brother, executed murderer Gary Gilmore, became a section in Shot in the Heart, profoundly explicates the effect of their father's violence on their family;

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New York Review Books, £7.99 How to gather together the stories of a continent that is bigger than China, Europe and the US put together?

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"The Pram," by Roddy Doyle, brings a lonely Polish nanny into the household of a high-powered, ruthless Dublin lawyer, where the lawyer's unpleasant children thwart the nanny's romance, and her revenge — scaring them with a story about a haunted pram — has shocking results.

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William Trevor described the short story as "the art of the glimpse", while for VS Pritchett "the novel tends to tell us everything, whereas the short story tells us only one thing, and that intensely".

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