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Author Lively, Penelope, 1933- author.

Title The purple swamp hen and other stories / Penelope Lively.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    LIVELY,PEN    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC LIVELY,P    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Fiction  New Shelf  FIC LIVELY,P    Available
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Description 197 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "In her first story collection in decades, Lively takes up themes of history, family, and relationships across varied and vividly rendered settings. In the title story, a Mediterranean purple swamp hen chronicles the secrets and scandals of Quintus Pompeius's villa, culminating with his narrow escape from the lava and ash of Vesuvius. "Abroad" captures the low point of an artist couple's tumultuous European road trip, trapped in a remote Spanish farmhouse and forced to paint a family mural and pitch in with chores to pay for repairs to their broken-down car. Other stories reveal friends and lovers in fateful moments of indiscretion, discovery, and even retribution--as in "The Third Wife," when a woman learns her husband to be a serial con artist and turns a house hunting trip into an elaborately staged revenge trap"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents The purple swamp hen -- Abroad -- The row -- Who do you think you were? -- Old as the hills -- A biography -- The weekend -- License to kill -- Mrs. Bennet -- Lorna and Tom -- Point of view -- DIY -- The bridge -- Theory of mind -- The third wife.
Added Author Lively, Penelope, 1933- Purple swamp hen.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Abroad.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Row.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Who do you think you were?
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Old as the hills.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Biography.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Weekend.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- License to kill.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Mrs. Bennet.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Lorna and Tom.
Added Title Short stories. Selections
ISBN 9780735222038 (hardback)
0735222037 (hardback)

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