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On Sale: February 16, 2011
Pages: 256 | ISBN: 978-0-307-77920-5
Published by : Vintage Knopf
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In these fifteen remarkable stories, M.F.K. Fisher, one of the most admired writers of our time, embraces age as St. Francis welcomed Brother Pain. With a saint to guide us, she writes in her Foreword, perhaps we can accept in a loving way "the inevitable visits of a possibly nagging harpy like Sister Age" But in the stories, it is the human strength in the unavoidable encounter with the end of life that Mrs. Fisher dramatizes so powerfully. Other themes -- the importance of witnessing death, the marvelous resilience of the old, the passing of vanity -- are all explored with insight, sympathy and, often, a sly wit.
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The author of more than twenty books, including As They Were, Sister Age, and Two Towns in Provence (all available from Vintage Books), M.F.K. Fisher spent most of her life in France and California.
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"Exact, unsparing and blessedly free of sweeteners" -- Newsweek

"A quietly moving collection by one of America's most eloquent writers"

-- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Not only the best book she has ever written, it is one of the best anybody has written on [the] subject."

-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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