9780996195218-0996195211-The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street

The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street

ISBN-13: 9780996195218
ISBN-10: 0996195211
Edition: 1st
Author: Appel, Jacob M
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Howling Bird Press
Format: Paperback 184 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780996195218
ISBN-10: 0996195211
Edition: 1st
Author: Appel, Jacob M
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Howling Bird Press
Format: Paperback 184 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Appel, Jacob M wrote The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street comprising 184 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0996195211 and 9780996195218. Since then The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.03 or rent at the marketplace.

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Fiction. The eight stories in THE TOPLESS WIDOW OF HERKIMER STREET are smart, funny, and humane. In "Bioethics for Dunces," which takes its name from the title of a college course its main character Leonard teaches, Leonard suddenly finds that academic and abstract issues are all too real when his own daughter goes on life support. He and his wife disagree about what to do. A quote from this story speaks to the philosophical quandary that many of these stories explore: "The underlying problem was that Leonard's situation lacked a governing social convention." Many of Appel's stories feature characters grappling with moral, ethical, and philosophical situations that lack governing social conventions. His stories show how ethics--something that sounds like an academic abstraction--can be concrete, visceral, and immediate. With compassion, wit, humor, and intelligence, these stories explore the gray areas of our lives. Echoes of myth, fairy tale, and fable flavor them, underscoring the eternal nature of both the human condition and storytelling itself.

In a starred review Kirkus Reviews described Jacob Appel's THE TOPLESS WIDOW OF HERKIMER STREET as a collection of "well- constructed stories that sharply but compassionately observe people trying to make sense of life's disruptions" and that "come to...thoughtful, often wrenching conclusions."

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