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Shiloh and Other Stories [Read] ➪ Shiloh and Other Stories By Bobbie Ann Mason – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk PThe stories in Bobbie Ann Mason s remarkable collection read like poetic transcriptions of day to day life With her keen eye and ear for late twentieth century popular culture, Mason can render a pho PThe stories in Bobbie Ann Mason s remarkable collection read like poetic transcriptions of Shiloh and PDF/EPUB or day to day life With her keen eye and ear for late twentieth century popular culture, Mason can render a photograph of a brightly lit supermarket or a bit of wisdom from the Donahue show This special edition of a beloved local author s work includes a new foreword by George Ella Lyon, Kentucky writer and friend of the author.


10 thoughts on “Shiloh and Other Stories

  1. Mary Mary says:

    This quiet, meditative collection is set in western Kentucky, in the homes of ordinary, working class people I liked to believe each story was about a different neighbor This is not the book for you if you enjoy a dense plot Be forewarned nothing really happens A couple hundred pages later and I can recall a tree being cut down, dinners being made, cats being fed like most fiction I enjoy or movies I prefer, what I take with me is the feeling, the loneliness, the futility This book was a This quiet, meditative collection is set in western Kentucky, in the homes of ordinary, working class people I liked to believe each story was about a different neighbor This is not the book for you if you enjoy a dense plot Be forewarned nothing really happens A couple hundred pages later and I can recall a tree being cut down, dinners being made, cats being fed like most fiction I enjoy or movies I prefer, what I take with me is the feeling, the loneliness, the futility This book was a hazy, downtrodden, blur of yearning Dusks on farms and supermarket checkouts and greyhound buses and TV dinners eaten by the blue flickering light and a soft undercurrent of bored housewives waking from a deep slumber.They are beautiful Sorrowful Understated And the endings come suddenly and much too quickly Like life Things feel incomplete


  2. Jamie Jamie says:

    These were really something Not too much of a weak one in the lot My current favorite Georgeann, the malcontent preacher s wife, happy with her lousy chickens and playing Space Invaders in the basement Sorry, not Space Invaders The Galaxians Space Invaders is the better game, says the trucker, because things come at you head on And then there s Mary and her dentist in Residents and Transients, and Nancy Culpupper twice over, and and How I d describe these stories, actually if the ge These were really something Not too much of a weak one in the lot My current favorite Georgeann, the malcontent preacher s wife, happy with her lousy chickens and playing Space Invaders in the basement Sorry, not Space Invaders The Galaxians Space Invaders is the better game, says the trucker, because things come at you head on And then there s Mary and her dentist in Residents and Transients, and Nancy Culpupper twice over, and and How I d describe these stories, actually if the gentler Larry Brown think A Miracle of Catfish all the Sam parts of Fay wrote Drive By Truckers songs The incongruities, secrets, and hidden depths in people, here s a book full of them


  3. Jamie Jamie says:

    Well written stories that give a glimpse into life in the South, for better or worse, and that were perfect palate cleansers between novels


  4. Meg Pokrass Meg Pokrass says:

    My personal favorite story in this collection is Offerings, which originally appeared in The New Yorker in the 1980s Offerings is not flash but it is very small for a traditional short story length, I am guessing maybe under 3000 words I can t get over the story s magic, I keep re reading it to comprehend its hypnotic complexity and simplicity both its honesty and intuitive sense of how the world leaves us so connected and so alone The others in this award winning collection the coll My personal favorite story in this collection is Offerings, which originally appeared in The New Yorker in the 1980s Offerings is not flash but it is very small for a traditional short story length, I am guessing maybe under 3000 words I can t get over the story s magic, I keep re reading it to comprehend its hypnotic complexity and simplicity both its honesty and intuitive sense of how the world leaves us so connected and so alone The others in this award winning collection the collection won the PEN Hemingway Award have this quality also, the title story Shiloh is breathtaking Jesus, they all are Some of them are also outrageously funny.It never stops with this writer s work, her novels and stories BAM s work bubbles with longing, sly humor, a dangerous amount of tenderness, sadness, and everyday wisdom She does this the way no other writer does, in such an accessible, intuitive, no nonsense way, using tiny and sometimes random details which stick in ones mind foreverAlmost everyone whose writing I respect has something similar to say about Bobbie Ann Mason s work Mostly, when I bring her work up, good writers say to me She is the one who made me want to write, or think I could write BAM creates for the reader a lingering, unforgettable ache for the feeling ones of this world


  5. Melissa Melissa says:

    This was on my list forever, so I decided to go for it The stories were much sameness, but overall the collection worked together to form a sort impressionistic mood and message I think the reaction would vary enormously depending on who read it Funny how such repetitive images and ambiguous characters left me feeling hooked enough to keep on going This is a collection for people who want to feel vaguely melancholy and lost in thought over things like the passage of time in personal life vs This was on my list forever, so I decided to go for it The stories were much sameness, but overall the collection worked together to form a sort impressionistic mood and message I think the reaction would vary enormously depending on who read it Funny how such repetitive images and ambiguous characters left me feeling hooked enough to keep on going This is a collection for people who want to feel vaguely melancholy and lost in thought over things like the passage of time in personal life vs for the world as a whole That was my takeaway


  6. Nathan Nathan says:

    The title story is as good as advertised, but after that I found this collection relentlessly one note Almost every story features a vaguely disillusioned heroine, a poorly developed husband who s not on the scene, and a rural setting sketched with the same tired references to daytime television and hamburger noodle casseroles It bored me.


  7. Marion Marion says:

    I only read the short story Shiloh.I couldn t really see the point or the purpose of the story


  8. Susan Susan says:

    Normally I don t pick up a volume of stories to read, but the fact that this is a well known Kentucky author, and I had read some of her other novels, I was compelled to see what was inside I m glad I read this book The stories all have similar themes, and if you read it all at once like I did, the characters and plots can get a little confusing and start to run together The author writes perfectly using the dialect and slang of country people in Kentucky All the stories take place in wester Normally I don t pick up a volume of stories to read, but the fact that this is a well known Kentucky author, and I had read some of her other novels, I was compelled to see what was inside I m glad I read this book The stories all have similar themes, and if you read it all at once like I did, the characters and plots can get a little confusing and start to run together The author writes perfectly using the dialect and slang of country people in Kentucky All the stories take place in western Kentucky, and familiar places like Paducah, Kentucky Lake, and Murray State University are often mentioned I loved the characters in these stories because, if you are from Kentucky, most likely you have known people who are just like them in the way that they talk and act All of the stories have a theme of relationships, and the characters all seemed to be yearning for somethingout of life, although what was not always clear There is not a clean ending for most of these stories, but it is just like sampling a slice of their everyday lives This is a nice book to pick up and read when you are on the go and don t want to be tied down with a long novel


  9. Lynn Lynn says:

    Bobbie Ann Mason is an unusually attractive younger writer whose works have appeared in The New Yorker Isn t it strange that the above is the first sentence of the inside book jacket cover for this book The book won many awards Do any of Philip Roth s book jackets include statements like Philip Roth is really handsome Strange.The stories are terrific I just don t see how writers master the short story and then go on to write multiple great short stories Bobbie Ann Mason creates funny Bobbie Ann Mason is an unusually attractive younger writer whose works have appeared in The New Yorker Isn t it strange that the above is the first sentence of the inside book jacket cover for this book The book won many awards Do any of Philip Roth s book jackets include statements like Philip Roth is really handsome Strange.The stories are terrific I just don t see how writers master the short story and then go on to write multiple great short stories Bobbie Ann Mason creates funny, poignant, thoughtful stories out of ordinary people and mundane situations What a great imagination she has, accompanied by an amazing facility with the language


  10. R. R. says:

    A bit like rays of light pulsed dot dash dot from the warmest center of Lorrie Moore s Self Help received and bent through a prism made of the fragile glass dreams of Raymond Carver s down and out husbands, sad and fierce wives.


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