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There Is No Long Distance Now

Very Short Stories
Nye, Naomi Shihab (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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In these forty life-altering, life-affirming, and extremely short short stories, the award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye proposes that no matter how great the divide between friends, siblings, life and death, classmates, enemies, happiness and misery, war and peace, breakfast and lunch, parent and child, country and city, there is, in fact, no long distance. Not anymore.
Authors: Nye, Naomi Shihab
Title: There is no long distance now
very short stories
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 201 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Naomi Shihab Nye
Contents: Stay true hotel
Thud
Beet cake
Curb
Somebody needs to be punished
Downhill
Easter bonnet
Enough
Weatherman
Feeding nightmares
Fixer-upper
Break
Are we friends?
Great wall
Allied with green
His own voice
Horizon
Thoreau is my partner
I don't want to talk about it
Interest
We like you for your flaws
Killer chili
Lightning
Mailbox
My gospel
New man
Play me a tune
Second thoughts are the only thoughts I have
Mary Alvarez is ninety today
See how this thing goes
See you in Ireland
Something he left me
Teeth
There is no long distance now
My boyfriend, John Mayer
Where we come from
Tomorrow, summer
Johnnie
Freshen up
Will you hold my bullet, please?
Summary: In these forty life-altering, life-affirming, and extremely short short stories, the award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye proposes that no matter how great the divide between friends, siblings, life and death, classmates, enemies, happiness and misery, war and peace, breakfast and lunch, parent and child, country and city, there is, in fact, no long distance. Not anymore.
ISBN: 0062019678
9780062019677
0062019651
9780062019653
Branch Call Number: y NYE 2011
Subject Headings: Short stories, American Children's stories, American
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Short stories
Topical Term: Short stories, American
Children's stories, American
LCCN: 2010025559
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In these forty life-altering, life-affirming, and extremely short short stories, the award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye proposes that no matter how great the divide between friends, siblings, life and death, classmates, enemies, happiness and misery, war and peace, breakfast and lunch, parent an... Read More »


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Jun 22, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

There's some fine writing in here, but, maybe not surprising in a collection of very short stories, it's a lot stronger on character than on plot. I found it frustrating reading so many sketchy, fragmentary pieces that seemed like they would be better fleshed out into something larger. My favourites were the ones that felt whole and complete on their own.

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Jun 22, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The pious confidence of people who think they know “the truth” repels her. If only one could slap them with mysteries. . . .

Jun 22, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

He likes the way he looks at the world when he is on duty. Life seems more manageable. No, he can’t solve global warming, emission overload, cancer. Yes, he can make sure the Frito bags from last night’s cheerleading rally in the parking lot are removed.

Jun 22, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

She was thinking about prejudice, how it might begin so simply -- _they come from elsewhere, they don’t look the way I do_. Why did people want to match?

Jun 22, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

His parents had divorced when he was in middle school, and it wasn’t so horrible. In fact, it was easier dealing with only one of them at a time.

Jun 22, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

He could interpret his dad. And his mom, too. No prizes were given for this talent. No one sent you a scholarship because you had managed to negotiate the various depressions of two parents without being bumped too far off course yourself.

Jun 22, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Be in love with everyone you see. The heart is a bucket without a lid. Maybe he read it in a play. But it seemed to work.

Jun 22, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

There was almost no way to escape having Mr. Ray, unless you had an allergy to frogs. Tall and bald, with one of those protruding stomachs on an otherwise beanpole frame, he had, by the fourth day of class, succeeded in hypnotizing even the most avid academics into a biological stupor.

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