Ann Beattie: Perfect Recall

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Expressing outright admiration for this new collection of stories, Perfect Recall (Scribner), 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.

Read an excerpt from Perfect Recall.


Credits

Guest:
Ann Beattie - author and professor

Host:
Michael Silverblatt