She Loves Me Not

New and Selected Stories

Including topics diverse as Oscar Wilde, murder, and romance, this is Ron Hansen at his best.

By Ron Hansen Read by Kirby Heyborne , Kate Reading and Nicola Barber Fiction English, Unabridged 8h 37m Sell Sheet Also available on
She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories (Unabridged) - Ron Hansen
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Description
							Ron Hansen has long been a master of the short form. His stories have been called "beautifully crafted" (The New York Times), "unforgettable" (San Francisco Chronicle), and "diverse and expansive" (The Washington Post). Ranging over subjects as diverse as Oscar Wilde, murder, dementia, and romance, this collection shows Ron Hansen at his storytelling best. Most of these pieces are set in the present with the balance set in the historical past. Surprising in its variety, She Loves Me Not shows Hansen at the height of his powers.
Reviews

Starred Review. "Hansen turns out to be at his best when he's free from the tent poles of plot, precedent, or even character. He deserves a collection like this to give readers the full vent of the desolation that lurches out of his landscapes and blows like a cold wind into the lives of his hapless Americans." - Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. "This collection extends the boundaries of the short story form while remaining centered on Nebraska and the human experience; enthusiastically recommended for all readers." - Library Journal

"In these pages, Nebraska - Omaha in particular - is both rendered and reappropriated, registered and riffed on through a range of tonalities." - The New York Times

"Although Hansen's historical re-creations will transport you, and his black humor is worthy of a Coen brothers movie, he is at his best when writing about what Wordsworth called "the still, sad music of humanity," such as the story of a woman caring for her Alzheimer's-inflicted husband ("The Sleepwalker"), or the boy struggling to understand his mother's death ("The Sparrow"). These stories, truthful meditations on the motions of grace in the physical world, are the real gems of the collection." - The Star Tribune

"Rich in imagery and emotion...the collection confirms Hansen as a top-notch master of the short form." - People Magazine