A masterful new collection of interconnected stories, from the National Book Award-winning author.
Told with Barrett's characteristic elegance, passion for science, and wonderful eye for the natural world, these psychologically astute and moving stories evoke the ways women's lives and expectationsin families, in work, and in lovehave shifted across a century and more. Throughout, Barrett's great theme comes shining through: how the smallest events of the past can have large reverberations across the generations, and how potent, wondrous, and strange the relationship between history and memory can be.
Andrea Barrett is the author of nine previous works of fiction, including the National Book Awardwinning Ship Fever and Pulitzer Prize finalist Servants of the Map. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NEA Fellowship, as well as a finalist for the Story Prize and a recipient of the Rea Award for the Short Story. Having lived in Rochester, New York, and western Massachusetts, Barrett now resides in the Adirondacks.