Yes, Yes, Cherries: Stories

Exploring the idea that truth lies in life s extremes, the partially linked stories in Yes, Yes, Cherries follow girls and women who are outsiders and find themselves in unusual circumstances A lonely teenage girl falls in love with an older, married neighbor A woman attends a party at the home of her boyfriend s ex wife A schoolteacher gets fired for teaching time incoExploring the idea that truth lies in life s extremes, the partially linked stories in Yes, Yes, Cherries follow girls and women who are outsiders and find themselves in unusual circumstances A lonely teenage girl falls in love with an older, married neighbor A woman attends a party at the home of her boyfriend s ex wife A schoolteacher gets fired for teaching time incorrectly to grade school students And a young woman recovering from a breakup receives guidance from a drunk therapist Poignant and sharply rendered, Otis s stories seek answers to the questions of whom we love and why, how we search for love, lose it, or find it sometimes at the last moment and in the most unlikely places Quirky and hilarious, these stories display a knowing affection for human strangeness.
Yes Yes Cherries Stories Exploring the idea that truth lies in life s extremes the partially linked stories in Yes Yes Cherries follow girls and women who are outsiders and find themselves in unusual circumstances A lonely

  • Title: Yes, Yes, Cherries: Stories
  • Author: Mary Otis
  • ISBN: 9780977698905
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • Yes, Yes, Cherries Stories Tin House New Voice Mary Quirky and hilarious, yet deeply human, the stories in Yes, Yes, Cherries contain an affection for human strangeness while exploring the idea that truth tends often to lie in the extremes and along the outer edges than it does at the center of things. How to Eat Cherries Steps with Pictures wikiHow Jul , Edit Article How to Eat Cherries In this Article Enjoying Cherries on Their Own Using Cherries in Recipes Community QA References Cherries are some of the most delicious fruits around Their sweet taste and snackable size have made them a favourite for many. High Quality U Pick Cherries Kelowna Cherry OrchardArndt Arndt Orchards U Pick Cherries in Kelowna, BC Make your cherry picking adventure an event to remember For three generations Arndt Orchards has been dedicated to providing the best quality cherries and customer service. Haribo Gummi Candy, Happy Cherries, Pound Product Description From the makers of America s Selling Gummi Bear, say hello to HARIBO Happy Cherries They say life is a bowl of cherries and we ve got you covered. How Long Do Cherries Last StillTasty Your Ultimate Tips How long do cherries last The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions for maximum shelf life, keep cherries refrigerated at all times. Treating Gout With Cherries Experiments on Battling Gout Learn how cherries can effectively lower uric acid levels in the blood helping with gout since it s a powerful antioxidant and anti inflammatory. Breakfast Bistro,Catering Menu Salads, Hot Lunch Cherries Breakfast Bistro offers a full Catering Menu in Victoria BC, from a complete Breakfast selection to Salads and Hot Lunches. How To Make Dried Cherries TipNut Select cherries that are ripe, plump and blemish free Wash well in cool water and remove stems, pat dry The cherries must be pitted before drying, you can do this by cutting each one in half and removing the seeds or keep them whole and use a cherry pitter makes the job quicker too. How to Plant Cherry Seeds with Pictures wikiHow How to Plant Cherry Seeds Commercial cherries are grown from grafts so the growers know exactly what they re getting This is because planting cherries from seeds may produce bitter fruit Planting cherry pits is a project for home Benefits of Cherries Weight Loss and Less Dr Axe What Are Cherries Types of Cherries The cherry is a fruit of the genus Prunus There are two well known types of cherries.These include the species derived from the Prunus avium the sweet or wild cherry and those derived from the Prunus cerasus the sour cherry These edible cherries are distinguished by their flower clusters and smooth fruit.

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    1. I've loved everything from Tin House publishing, but for some reason, Mary Otis' short story collection: Yes, Yes, Cherries has sat on my to-be-read bookshelf for years. Prior to reading the collection, I had not heard of Mary Otis. I've had such great luck with enjoying books from Tin House, that I just scoop up what they publish without reading up on the authors or content of the books. I never quite know what I am going to get. Yes, Yes, Cherries is a short, quick read. It's easy to finish in [...]

    2. More often than not, when reading a short story collection, I have to step away between stories for an hour or more to let one settle before moving on to the next. I read this one start to finish in a little over 24 hours. There were a couple of long breaks in there, but quite a few of these I got through in multiples without coming up for air.This means I enjoyed them, definitely. They were compulsively readable, and Otis handles her characters beautifully, letting them walk a pretty strange ed [...]

    3. I've been pecking at this collection since I bought it last summer. Her voice is very original, but reading more than one story at a time somehow makes me like it less. Sometimes her hyper-awareness of words gets in the way of the story.A few days later:Okay, now that I'm into it (one story away from finishing) I have to increase my star rating to reflect my respect for Otis' talent. The stories get stronger as you go. "Straight and Narrow" and "The Next Door Girl" are particularly memorable.Oti [...]

    4. Mary Otis is fortunate enough to have a cover blurb on her book from none other than Lorrie Moore. Moore says, "Mary Otis sees things from the odd angle, which is the literary one. It makes her stories true-to-life, funny, brave, and amazing."All of this is true. Otis's stories don't deliver the laugh-out-loud funny moments that Moore's sometimes do, but the same depth is there. Both authors share the same understanding of loneliness, awkwardness, and the perspective of the female outsider.

    5. A perfect balance between the familiar and the unexpected. Characters you can relate to react in unusual situations, while endearingly abnormal characters live everyday lives. I love love love stories with a strong human element that still manage to keep you on the edge of your seat. Otis manages to craft these stories in a fun and funny way that just about left me breathless at the end.

    6. I really enjoyed this book. I'm a huge fan of short stories and found this collection among the most interesting and thoughtful that I've read in a long while. Much better than Macy's "Spoiled," which I read at the same time as this one

    7. A lively, sure-footed collection that grew on me. Many stories along the lines of "oh isn't life quirky and sad but also inspiring" – to which I say: Yes.

    8. I bought this book based solely on the title, which is brilliant. And there are a handful of so good it punches you in the gut lines. The rest is pretty average, but a fun read.

    9. I'm two stories into this book and they are both tortured, neurotic and so beautifully true. Recommended!

    10. Best book I've read since Lorrie Moore came into my life. I don't usually do reviews, but if you like literary fiction anthologies, this is the the one to read in 2012.

    11. A really nice collection of inter-connected short stories. Awkward people experiencing awkward situations. A bit of an Anne Tyler feel. I liked it.

    12. A solid set of short stories -- some are connected, some aren't. I liked the ones that follow the character of Allison as she bumbles her way into adulthood.

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