There Is No Long Distance Now by Naomi Shihab Nye
Very Short Stories

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In these forty life-altering, life-affirming, and extremely short short stories, the award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye proposes that no matter how great the divide between friends, siblings, life and death, classmates, enemies, happiness and misery, war and peace, breakfast and lunch, parent and child, country and city, there is, in fact, no long distance. Not anymore.

 

About Naomi Shihab Nye

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Naomi Shihab Nye has received a Lannan Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and four Pushcart Prizes. Her collection 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East was a finalist for the National Book Award, and her collection Honeybee was awarded the Arab-American Book Award. She is currently serving on the Board of Chancellors for the Academy of American Poets. Naomi Shihab Nye has edited several honored and popular poetry anthologies, including Time You Let Me In, What Have You Lost?, Salting the Ocean, and This Same Sky, and she is the author of the novels Habibi and Going, Going. She lives with her family in San Antonio, Texas.
 
Published October 11, 2011 by Greenwillow Books. 208 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In “Stay True Hotel,” Jane observes couples walking hand in hand, people with tattoos, old people with canes, parents pushing prams, burgundy peonies in buckets, ginger ale with an orange slice—the “clicking and humming of the planet.” The best of the stories present “fringe observers” happy to b...

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In the newest collection from poet and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye, readers are voyeurs of sorts into the lives of handfuls of characters who hurt, yearn, contemplate, misunderstand, mourn and, for all other purposes, live out their lives in no more than five pages per story.

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"There Is No Long Distance Now" is a collection of, as the book's subtitle points out, very short stories.

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