The News from Spain

Seven Variations on a Love Story

    • 3.8 • 16 Ratings
    • $10.99
    • $10.99

Publisher Description

A San Francisco Chronicle and NPR Best Book of the Year

The author of the acclaimed memoir The Suicide Index returns with a virtuosic collection of stories, each a stirring parable of the power of love and the impossibility of understanding it. Spanning centuries and continents, from eighteenth-century Vienna to contemporary America, Joan Wickersham shows, with uncanny exactitude, how we never really know what’s in someone else’s heart—or in our own.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
October 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Beautiful writing ,

Lovely stories

I enjoyed these lovely stories. Several of them could be novels.

Reader Sonia ,

This is a wonderful, thoughtful book

I don't usually read love stories because I think of them as overly simplistic, but this collection of stories, made me rethink that. The News From Spain conveys love in all of the complexity and ambivalence and joy and heartbreak that is possible - and all while being completely believable and real. The observations that the author (Joan Wickersham) makes are subtle and bittersweet and very wise. This is one of the best books of the year. It is also a very beautiful physical book - the cover and the production values make it a great book to hold in your hand, but whether you buy the physical paper or read it on a Kindle, I recommend it unstintingly and enthusiastically.

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