Getting Over Tom

Getting Over Tom


Book - 1994
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These twelve stories--about women of all ages--are so knowing, so effortlessly funny, so poignant that it's clear we're in the hands of a writer who has spent her half-century becoming an expert on the subject of "Women Who Love Too Much." "Funny, horrific, full of quick jumps from cool observation to gut punch. She turns on a dime and leaves you change."--E. Annie Proulox, author of THE SHIPPING NEWS.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1994.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781565120242
Characteristics: 204 p. ; 19 cm.


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Jul 17, 2018

I started off with my first Thomas autobiography Safekeeping from 2000 which I gave 5 stars. This earlier book (1994), displays some of the same wit and dark humor, but it is a little disjointed, bouncing back and forth from each chapter about the lives of various women. It almost seems like a collection of short stories and might have worked better that way as it became confusing following the trajectory. The writer is very good with the dark palette in this book and gives a hint of her warmth and love that was her her later work, but not enough.


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