The choices women face and the consequences of the ones they make.
In “More Than A Peck,” a dessert recipe becomes both silent rebellion and examination of a wife’s growing resentment. In “Lessons in Limits,” an NYU student dreams of adventure while her studies fall by the wayside. In “The Installation,” an unexpected reunion with an old flame ignites a mother’s regrets about the career--and the relationship--she she left behind for a sprawling yard for her children. Brief Interludes peer into the moments behind carefully constructed facades.
From society weddings to strollers in the park, Angela Amman collects the stories strewn along a New York city block like so many discarded rose petals, considering the knife-edge of hope and anguish in a woman’s heart with compassion and an unflinching eye.
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explores the emotions women often keep bottled up
Reading Garden Boulevard is like indulging in late night confessions with an eloquent, passionate bestie who pulls no punches. With her trademark lush prose, Angela Amman brings to life an ensemble cast whose lives collide, intersect, and sideswipe one another on a fictional New York City block. Students, socialites, wives and mothers, these women's stories explore the emotions women often keep bottled up as we move through the world--aging, parenting, careers, sex, love and marriage, status, regret.
Observant fans of Angela Amman's short fiction will recognize a few names sprinkled throughout these stories, blended seamlessly with new faces and voices in all of their rich, complex glory.