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When you say fiscal responsibility, it seems to me that you really mean rich people keeping their money. —Alice Adams

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Invincible Summer – Alice Adams

Four friends. Twenty years. One unexpected journey. Inseparable throughout college, Eva, Benedict, Sylvie, and Lucien graduate in 1997, into an exhilarating world on the brink of a new millennium. 153 more words


Second Chances by Alice Adams

Alice Adams (1926-1999) is a neglected American writer.  In the 20th century her novels and short story collections were reviewed on every book page and her graceful short stories were published in… 592 more words

After the War by Alice Adams

After the War by Alice Adams is one of those rare books that defy the bad sequel status.  Ms. Adams seamlessly returns to the town of Pinehill and its colorful residents, all the gossip and speculation clashing with reality, fantasies fueled by emotional inner dialog, secret affairs of which everyone is aware, conversations attributed to no one in particular such as one would overhear at social functions, and she serves it up deliciously as if the reader is a neighbor with privileged insight into everyone’s private and public lives. 146 more words

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Book Club Discussion: Invincible Summer

Welcome to the Book Club discussion for Invincible Summer by Alice Adams. Below is a list of discussion questions to get the conversation started. We are excited to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. 197 more words

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100 short stories:: story 83

story: The Last Lovely City

author: Alice Adams

year: 1991

where: kitchen table, berries berries

note: another Marin County mention

a line: “She could brighten my life, he thinks, and lighten my home, all those rooms with their splendid views that seem to have darkened.”