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Miss Muriel and Other Stories Paperback – Apr 1 1989

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  • Paperback: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Pr; Reprint edition (April 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807083119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807083116
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.5 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g

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Remarkable Storytelling April 16 2009
By RYCJ - Published on Amazon.com
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The New Mirror was my favorite. The `dun, dun, dun' start and the ending was absolutely exceptional! To start and end the way this one did, which included thought-provoking messages, none more stirring than`our folks' gracefully (and I point this out respectfully) learning to live a lie, truly is to be commended. Here's where I, too, learned both the rewards and sacrifices of retaining dignity.

Other stories that resonated were The Migraine Workers, Mother Africa, and The Necessary Knocking on the Door. Miss Muriel (the short story, that being) initially threw me for a loop... until I got to the end... as was the case for all the stories, where each time I was left with the "wow" factor.

The descriptiveness of the characters and potent settings were handled so skillfully quiet that there is no denying Miss Muriel and other stories are nothing short of "Phenomenal!"
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Good Jan. 25 2013
By Big Sistah Patty - Published on Amazon.com
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I was turned on to Ann Petry by accident. I first read the Street. I loved the book and could absolutely relate to it as a Black American woman. So naturally, I thought I should read her other works. I like this book. The story that resonated with me the most was The Winding Sheet. A black man who is abused by the white world and comes home to abuse the one he loves, becaue he is powerless. His anger and powerless doesn't make him strike out at his enemy, but the one he loves. I see it every day in real life.
Ann Petry Feb. 17 2014
By DOREEN D HUNTER - Published on Amazon.com
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Fun entertaining reading. Ann Petry sets the stage so well that the story magically becomes three dimensional. Excellent writer !
Lives of quiet desperation... Nov. 4 2013
By A. ANDERSON - Published on Amazon.com
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The short stories in this book reveal a side of Petry that I found refreshing, unlike her harsh, urban and more successful novel The Street.