The Peaceable Kingdom by Francine Prose
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Stories of innocence lost, from a master observer of modern life
The citizens of Prose’s realm are perpetually experiencing surprises. Nothing is reliable in their world, where dream vacations, weddings, and parties go sideways; strangers make unexpected confessions; and even family pets can sow discord. The peaceable kingdom of the everyday is streaked with darker, harsher truths.
 

About Francine Prose

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Born in Brooklyn, Francine Prose has published fourteen novels. The "Washington Post" has called her work a sheer delight.
 
Published September 24, 2013 by Open Road Media. 145 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As each of the remaining eight stories follows, Prose's intimate, confiding, subtly urgent narrative voice invites the reader ever deeper into the land of children's birthday parties, art museums, shopping malls, and outdoor weddings where her suburban-loner characters' sudden, quirky epiphanies ...

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Prose ( Primitive People ; Household Saints ) is a highly talented writer who in this collection of stories--most of them previously published in little magazines--seems to be seeking a subject. They

Aug 30 1993 | Read Full Review of The Peaceable Kingdom: Stories

The New York Times

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There are no lions or lambs in Francine Prose's new collection of stories, "The Peaceable Kingdom" -- only cats, dogs and a hamster.

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