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: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • Yes, Yes, Cherries Stories by Mary Otis Yes, Yes, Cherries is a short, quick read It s easy to finish in 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. Yes, Yes, Cherries Stories Tin House New Voice Mary . out of stars Say Yes, Yes, to Yes, Yes, Cherries In Walter Mosley s introduction to the edition of The Best American Short Stories, he talks about what he sees is the difference between novels and short stories. Customer reviews Yes, Yes, Cherries Stories Yes, Yes Cherries touches the reader with the intimacy of its detail These short stories are beautifully crafted, capturing moments and glimpses into everyday lives with visceral effect The writing is elegant and the stories are minature portraits of ordinary people at their best and worst. Yes, Yes, Cherries by Mary Otis OverDrive Rakuten Exploring the idea that truth lies in life s extremes, Mary Otis s elegantly crafted debut collection combines the hilarious with the tragic These partially linked stories follow the strange and comic adventures of girls and women united by sexua Yes Everydays Early Version YouTube Yes th track bonus Lyrics Look at the sad goodbyes Everydays are killing time Sun coming up outside No men are born this time Saturday s child stays home Nothing to say So long Well Yes, Yes, Cherries by Mary Otis Yes, Yes, Cherries has ratings and reviews Karen said I ve loved everything from Tin House publishing, but for some reason, Mary Otis short stor Yes, Yes, Cherries by Mary Otis OverDrive Rakuten 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 o Yes, Yes, Cherries Stories eBook by Mary Otis 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. Yes, Yes, Cherries by Mary Otis, Paperback Barnes Noble An irresistible collection, Yes, Yes, Cherries beautifully enacts the poetry of bewilderment Nancy Reisman, author of The First Desire and House Fires Lorrie Moore Mary Otis sees things from the odd angle, which is the literary one. Yes, Yes, Cherries Otis, Mary Trade Paperback Yes, Yes, Cherries skates through the margins of American dreaming, its great poignancy balanced on heartbreaking absurdities Mary Otis offers a dead on candor spliced through with perceptual leaps, her realism glinting with near psychotropic sparks.

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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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