Adams, Alice. “Verlie I Say Unto You.” The Stories of Alice Adams. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
Reason read: June is short story month. 126 more words
When you say fiscal responsibility, it seems to me that you really mean rich people keeping their money. —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