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The Resource Always happy hour : stories, Mary Miller

Always happy hour : stories, Mary Miller

Label
Always happy hour : stories
Title
Always happy hour
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Mary Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Acerbic and ruefully funny, Always Happy Hour weaves tales of young women--deeply flawed and intensely real--who struggle to get out of their own way. They love to drink and have sex; they make bad decisions with men who either love them too much or too little; and they haunt a Southern terrain of gas stations, public pools, and dive bars. Though each character shoulders the weight of her own baggage--whether it's a string of horrible exes, a boyfriend with an annoying child, or an inability to be genuinely happy for a best friend--they are united in their unrelenting suspicion that they deserve better. These women seek understanding in the most unlikely places: a dilapidated foster home where love is a liability in "Big Bad Love," a trailer park littered with a string of bad decisions in "Uphill," and the unfamiliar corners of a dream home purchased with the winnings of a bitter divorce settlement in "Charts." Taking a microscope to delicate patterns of love and intimacy, Miller evokes the reticent love among the misunderstood, the gritty comfort in bad habits that can't be broken, and the beat-by-beat minutiae of fated relationships."--Amazon.com
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Summary
Combining hard-edged prose and savage Southern charm, the author showcases a collection of lusty, lazy, hard-drinking characters in a series of stories
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10548250
Cataloging source
DLC
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1977-
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Miller, Mary
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Short stories, American
  • American fiction
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Always happy hour : stories, Mary Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn963797826
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781631492181
Lccn
2016032939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)963797826
Label
Always happy hour : stories, Mary Miller
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn963797826
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781631492181
Lccn
2016032939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)963797826

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