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Acts of God: Stories
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Ellen Gilchrist. (2014). Acts of God: Stories. Workman Publishing.

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        Ellen Gilchrist, winner of the National Book Award for Victory Over Japan, is the author of more than twenty books, including novels, short stories, poetry, and a memoir. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Three middle-aged women set off on a vacation in Italy, but are sidelined along the way by terrorist activity. In post-Katrina New Orleans, an elderly couple makes a last effort at independence from caretakers and infirmities. These short stories and others, from the acclaimed author of Victory Over Japan and A Dangerous Age, feature characters dealing with forces beyond their control, yet somehow managing to triumph—even if only in spirit.

"Reading Ellen Gilchrist is addictive . . . Her new work is filled with good people who show fortitude and even heroism under duress . . . In this age of edgy irony, her warm-hearted view of humanity is refreshing." —NPR

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From a National Book Award–winning "master of short fiction," a collection of "sharp, funny and insightful" stories (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

Three middle-aged women set off on a vacation in Italy, but are sidelined along the way by terrorist activity. In post-Katrina New Orleans, an elderly couple makes a last effort at independence from caretakers and infirmities. These short stories and others, from the acclaimed author of Victory Over Japan and A Dangerous Age, feature characters dealing with forces beyond their control, yet somehow managing to triumph—even if only in spirit.

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"The stories in Acts of God are great postcards from the world of Ellen Gilchrist. It's a world of war and strife and surprises, and it is, yes, marvelous to behold." —The New York Times Book Review

"Gilchrist is at her best when the wry and satirical mood strikes her . . . and it's a pleasure to report that the best of the stories in Acts of God rank with the best in her first collection and in her second . . . for which she was awarded a richly deserved National Book Award." —The Washington Post

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CONTENTS
1. Acts of God 1
2. Miracle in Adkins, Arkansas 17
3. Collateral 39
4. High Water 87
5. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor 109
6. The Dogs 157
7. The Dissolution of the Myelin Sheath 177
8. A Love Story 197
9. Jumping Off Bridges into Clean Water 205
10. Hopedale, A History in Four Acts 223

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