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by Jonis Agee

  • ISBN: 1566891388
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Jonis Agee
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Coffee House Press; 1 edition (April 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 375 pages
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  • Rating: 4.4
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This major collection, highlighting Agee’s astonishing literary achievements, includes powerful new stories and a. .Jonis Agee’s stories are as broad as their landscape, spanning the Great Lakes and traveling through the Great Plains on a straight shot to the heart.

This major collection, highlighting Agee’s astonishing literary achievements, includes powerful new stories and a comprehensive selection from her critically acclaimed books Pretend We’ve Never Met, Bend This Heart, . 8 Special and a Broken Heart, a No one is better than Jonis Agee at capturing the bone-deep desire and big-eyed longing of a hardscrabble, small-town life.

Offers a collection of twenty-five new stories, along with previously published material.

Book Overview This major collection, highlighting Agee's astonishing literary achievements, includes powerful new stories and .

No one is better than Jonis Agee at capturing the bone-deep desire and big-eyed longing of a hardscrabble, small-town life. This major collection, highlighting Agee's astonishing literary achievements, includes powerful new stories and a comprehensive selection from her critically acclaimed books Pretend We've Never Met, Bend This Heart, . 8 Special and a Broken Heart, and Taking the Wall.

No one is better than Jonis Agee at capturing the bone-deep desire and big-eyed longing of a hardscrabble, small-town . Jonis Agee's stories are as broad as their landscape, spanning the Great Lakes and traveling through the Great Plains on a straight shot to the heart.

In Acts of Love on Indigo Road, Agee's characters continue to dream big and love deep while rushign headlong into the .

In Acts of Love on Indigo Road, Agee's characters continue to dream big and love deep while rushign headlong into the awareness that, finally, there are "only the dead to bear witness to what acts of love can do to the world. The New York Times refers to Agee's short fiction as the. clear-eyed reports of someone who sees things as they are, not as she would wish them to be" and each story in this collection is raw, deeply memorable, and dedicated to brutally introspective and truthful moments.

Jonis Agee (Coffee House Press, 2003). 203 Andrews Hall Lincoln NE 68588-0333 402-472-3191 402-472-9771 (fax). This is a humanities area of the College of Arts and Sciences. Academic and Career Advising Center. American Life in Poetry. Intensive English Program (IEP).

Acts of Love on Indigo Road: New and Selected Stories. ISBN 13: 9781566891387.

ACTS OF LOVE ON INDIGO ROAD. New & Selected Stories. Jonis Agee's short stories are thick with the dirt and gravel of small towns, fast cars and people straining to make sense of one another. Her characters, most of them living in the Midwest, are cleareyed about their less-than-perfect lives. Where they turn for solace becomes the defining moment in many of these stories, almost half of which are new, the rest pulled from her previous collections.

Jonis Agee has written thirteen books Acts of Love on Indigo Road (2003).

Jonis Agee has written thirteen books. Her recent book, The River Wife (Random House, 2007), is about five generations of women during nineteenth-century South. The book was selected by the Book of the Month Club, the Literary Guild, and as a main selection by the Quality Paperback Book Club Personal life. Agee lives on an acreage north of Omaha, Nebraska, along the Missouri River, with her husband, writer Brent Spencer. Acts of Love on Indigo Road (2003).

In this stellar collection, Jonis Agee explores all the detours on the crooked .

In this stellar collection, Jonis Agee explores all the detours on the crooked road of love. No one is better than Jonis Agee at capturing the bonedeep desire and big-eyed longing of a hardscrabble, smalltown life. In Acts of Love on Indigo Road, Agee's characters continue to dream big and love deep while rushign headlong into the awareness that, finally, there are "only the dead to bear witness to what acts of love can do to the world.

No one is better than Jonis Agee at capturing the bone-deep desire and big-eyed longing of a hardscrabble, small-town life. This major collection, highlighting Agee’s astonishing literary achievements, includes powerful new stories and a comprehensive selection from her critically acclaimed books Pretend We’ve Never Met, Bend This Heart, A .38 Special and a Broken Heart, and Taking the Wall.

Jonis Agee’s stories are as broad as their landscape, spanning the Great Lakes and traveling through the Great Plains on a straight shot to the heart. The New York Times refers to Agee’s short fiction as the ". . . clear-eyed reports of someone who sees things as they are, not as she would wish them to be" and each story in this collection is raw, deeply memorable, and dedicated to brutally introspective and truthful moments.

In Acts of Love on Indigo Road, Agee’s characters continue to dream big and love deep while rushing headlong into the awareness that, finally, there are "only the dead to bear witness to what acts of love can do to the world."

"In story after story, the mask drops away from gen-tility, and we come face to face with the truth. These -stories are beautiful because of their courage: there is nothing they are afraid to say."—Charles Baxter on Bend This Heart

Jonis Agee is the author of four novels, four collections of short fiction, and a book of poetry. Three of her books—Strange Angels, Bend This Heart, and Sweet Eyes—were named Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times. Taking the Wall won the ForeWord Magazine Editor’s Choice Award and The Weight of Dreams won the Nebraska Book Award. Jonis Agee is a Nebraska native who has lived and taught throughout the Midwest. She is now Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.



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