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Ann Beattie

bw010405perfect_recall.jpgPerfect Recall (Scribner)

Expressing outright admiration for this new collection of stories, Bookworm attempts to pin down Ann Beattie's elusive techniques: her concrete details that turn abstract, her ability to spin from happiness to tears and to tell jokes that start out funny, turn sick, and end up tragic.

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Transcripts of Bookworm are not available.

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