Source of Trouble

Debra Monroe

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Source of Trouble

Source of Trouble Maddie a refugee from two marriages wanders from place to place seeking new options and new connections She eventually settles in a cozy old neighborhood in Tucson gets a job and contemplates her

  • Title: Source of Trouble
  • Author: Debra Monroe
  • ISBN: 9780671897161
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • Maddie, a refugee from two marriages, wanders from place to place seeking new options and new connections She eventually settles in a cozy old neighborhood in Tucson, gets a job, and contemplates her life so far she has a mother who s been missing for two decades, a father she rarely sees, two sisters married to the same men for fifteen years, and a circle of quirky, spiMaddie, a refugee from two marriages, wanders from place to place seeking new options and new connections She eventually settles in a cozy old neighborhood in Tucson, gets a job, and contemplates her life so far she has a mother who s been missing for two decades, a father she rarely sees, two sisters married to the same men for fifteen years, and a circle of quirky, spiteful, and loyal friends Just as she s trying to decide whether she s actually at home in Tucson, she receives a phone call that sends her on another journey one that takes her both physically and emotionally into the past and affords her a glimpse of a newfangled future.

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    1. Steven on said:

      I loved this book when it won the Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction, but since 9/11 collections of stories where the characters are drug through the muck of their lives seeking slivers of redemption haven't fared too well. Still, Monroe's writing in these stories is like a wooden stake through the heart of a vampire. Here's the beginning of "Starbuck," one of my favorite stories in the collection: "I heard the explosion that killed Bo. The next thing I knew, Tad Lee needed formula becaus [...]

    2. Richard McDonough on said:

      A favorite writer, smart, touching, really good use of language. Just started this collection (she got the Flannery O'Connor award for this one, I think) and will pick away at it for a while. Fine collection of felt work by a serious writer. Smells and feels of the people and their places and their concerns.Waiting for her new book to arrive. Soon?(Somehow a comment I made re a "comic" novel, in which I invoked the name of Marshall Brickman, wound up here!! Who knows? I expect it was a crossover [...]

    3. David Hicks on said:

      This is my second read-through, and the stories really hold up. They're brutal--people behaving terribly, making bad decisions--and yet you can't help but love them and hope they'll get it right. I love the way Monroe writes.

    4. Maurean on said:

      I wasn't very taken by this collection of shorts; perhaps someone else will enjoy them more (it did win awards, after all.)

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