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We'll always have Paris : stories
Ray Bradbury
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From Publishers' Weekly:

A nostalgic collection of stories by the celebrated author finds humor and tenderness in unexpected encounters. A few of these brief tales deliver the trademark Bradbury chill, such as "The Reincarnate," in which a newly dead man harbors the doomed hope of rejoining the living. Or the creepy "Fly Away Home," which sends to Mars "rocket men" who re-create buildings from their hometowns to keep from going mad. Other stories are sentimental character studies, such as "Massinello Pietro," about a flamboyant man who keeps a menagerie that the neighborhood and the police see as a public nuisance, or "PietØ Summer," an affecting boyhood memory about a sleep-deprived 13-year-old who's excited about the two circuses coming to town. Other stories delve into romantic ironies, as in "Un-pillow Talk," in which two new lovers unravel the steps that brought them to bed, or the curious title story, which follows a married American man through Paris as he pursues an alluring young Frenchman. Though many of these feel like they've been sitting in a drawer for decades, Bradbury's fans will find his fiction still open to experimentation. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

At 88, Bradbury is a national treasure who does not seem inclined to be set aside on the trophy shelf. With this collection of 21 stories and a poem, he employs the humor, empathy, and quirky approach that have been the hallmarks of his career to the question of "What if?" Bradbury has a gift for quickly building an intriguing premise and then allowing readers room to speculate about what might happen next. The witty winners here include "The Twilight Greens," about the meandering preoccupations of men of a certain age; "Come Away with Me," which concerns one man's attempt to save another from an unhappy relationship; "Fly Away Home," a nostalgic, somewhat melancholy look at the dream and reality of space travel; and "Apple-core Baltimore," a backward view of the lingering effects of childhood cruelty. These accessible stories are quick to read but may linger long after the book is done. Recommended for all public libraries and story collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 9/15/08.]-Neil Hollands, Williamsburg Regional Lib., VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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