Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

Book - 2009
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Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9781594488696
Characteristics: 219 p. ;,22 cm.


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TSCPL_Miranda Jul 27, 2017

I struggled between a 4 and 5 star rating on this collection. Every story was interesting and well crafted, but I also felt like almost every story left me hanging. It's actually a good thing that the stories were so great that I wanted more, ha. It also must be said that my feeling of appreciating the skill of the short story artist and yet wanting more than I was given fits in with the title and the theme of the collection beautifully.

May 23, 2017

Each story is perfect in its own setting, and a central theme can be revealed in all.
An enchanting read, beneath life's nonchalant veneer, of subtlety, conflict, intrigue, and endless destiny.
I'm also amazed by character development in each short volume.

Mar 09, 2017

I thought the stories and the characters were uninteresting and flat. I was hoping to feel differently about it, because I like two of her novels: Liars and Saints, and The Apothecary.

Mar 08, 2017

the title is the best thing in this collection.
I disagree with the review above as I found the tone and style unchanging, the voice pretty much the same in all the stories.

Dec 22, 2015

Reviewed In O Magazine - July 2010.

Crheneghan Feb 03, 2011

I loved the tension in these short stories. There is a cost to everything, and the characters in these must deal with these costs. This was one of my favorite books from 2010.


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Sep 05, 2010

They were bound like two dogs with their tails tied together, unable to move without having some opposite effect on the other, unable to live a single restful minute without feeling the inevitable tug.

Sep 05, 2010

They had vague dreams of improvement for their sons, but no ideas about how to achieve them.

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