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The Resource This is not chick lit : original stories by America's best women writers, edited by Elizabeth Merrick

This is not chick lit : original stories by America's best women writers, edited by Elizabeth Merrick

Label
This is not chick lit : original stories by America's best women writers
Title
This is not chick lit
Title remainder
original stories by America's best women writers
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elizabeth Merrick
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: New short stories from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Aimee Bender; Judy Budnitz; Jennifer S Davis; Jennifer Egan; Carolyn Ferrell; Mary Gordon; Cristina Henriquez; Samantha Hunt; Binnie Kirshenbaum; Dika Lam; Caitlin Macy; Francine Prose; Holiday Reinhorn; Roxana Robinson; Curtis Sittenfeld; Lynne Tillman; Martha Witt. Chick lit: A genre of fiction that often recycles the following plot: Girl in big city desperately searches for Mr. Right in between dieting and shopping for shoes. Girl gets dumped (sometimes repeatedly). Girl finds Prince Charming. This Is Not Chick Lit is a celebration of America's most dynamic literary voices, as well as a much needed reminder that, for every stock protagonist with a designer handbag and three boyfriends, there is a woman writer pushing the envelope of literary fiction with imagination, humor, and depth. The original short stories in this collection touch on some of the same themes as chick lit-the search for love and identity-but they do so with extraordinary power, creativity, and range; they are also political, provocative, and, at turns, utterly surprising. Featuring marquee names as well as burgeoning talents, This Is Not Chick Lit will nourish your heart, and your mind. This Is Not Chick Lit is important not only for its content, but for its title. I'll know we're getting somewhere when equally talented male writers feel they have to separate themselves from the endless stream of fiction glorifying war, hunting and sports by naming an anthology This Is Not a Guy Thing.--Gloria Steinem
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.01089287090511
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS647.W6
LC item number
T5 2006
Literary form
fiction
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Merrick, Elizabeth
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  • Short stories, American
  • American fiction
  • Women
  • American fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
This is not chick lit : original stories by America's best women writers, edited by Elizabeth Merrick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Random House trade paperback original"--P. [4] of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Francine Prose
  • Gabe
  • Holiday Reinhorn
  • Documents of passion love
  • Carolyn Ferrell
  • Volunteers are shining stars
  • Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Selling the General
  • Jennifer Egan
  • The seventy-two ounce steak challenge
  • Introduction:
  • Dika Lam
  • Love machine
  • Samantha Hunt
  • Ava Bean
  • Jennifer S. Davis
  • Embrace
  • Roxana Robinson
  • The Epiphany branch
  • Mary Gordon
  • Joan, Jeanne, La Pucelle, Maid of Orl?ans
  • Why chick lit matters
  • Judy Budnitz
  • Gabriella, my heart
  • Cristina Henr?quez
  • The red coat
  • Caitlin Macy
  • The Matthew effect
  • Binnie Kirshenbaum
  • The recipe
  • Lynne Tillman
  • Meaning of ends
  • Elizabeth Merrick
  • Martha Witt
  • The thing around your neck
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Two days
  • Aimee Bender
  • An open letter to Doctor X
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 321 pages
Isbn
9780812975673
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006045206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm67405675
  • (Sirsi) o67405675
  • (OCoLC)67405675
Label
This is not chick lit : original stories by America's best women writers, edited by Elizabeth Merrick
Publication
Note
"A Random House trade paperback original"--P. [4] of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Francine Prose
  • Gabe
  • Holiday Reinhorn
  • Documents of passion love
  • Carolyn Ferrell
  • Volunteers are shining stars
  • Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Selling the General
  • Jennifer Egan
  • The seventy-two ounce steak challenge
  • Introduction:
  • Dika Lam
  • Love machine
  • Samantha Hunt
  • Ava Bean
  • Jennifer S. Davis
  • Embrace
  • Roxana Robinson
  • The Epiphany branch
  • Mary Gordon
  • Joan, Jeanne, La Pucelle, Maid of Orl?ans
  • Why chick lit matters
  • Judy Budnitz
  • Gabriella, my heart
  • Cristina Henr?quez
  • The red coat
  • Caitlin Macy
  • The Matthew effect
  • Binnie Kirshenbaum
  • The recipe
  • Lynne Tillman
  • Meaning of ends
  • Elizabeth Merrick
  • Martha Witt
  • The thing around your neck
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Two days
  • Aimee Bender
  • An open letter to Doctor X
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 321 pages
Isbn
9780812975673
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006045206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm67405675
  • (Sirsi) o67405675
  • (OCoLC)67405675

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