A Guide To Being Born Stories
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Major literary talent ramona ausubel, author of¬†sons and daughters of ease and plenty, combines the otherworldly wisdom of her much-loved debut novel,¬†no one is here except all of us, with the precision of the short-story form.¬†a guide to being born¬†is organized around the stages of life‚ailove, conception, gestation, birth‚aiand the transformations that happen as people experience deeply altering life events, falling in love, becoming parents, looking toward the end of life. In each of these eleven stories ausubel‚aos stunning imagination and humor are moving, entertaining, and provocative, leading readers to see the familiar world in a new way.in ‚auatria‚au a pregnant teenager believes she will give birth to any number of strange animals rather than a human baby; in ‚aucatch and release‚au a girl discovers the ghost of a civil war hero living in the woods behind her house; and in ‚autributaries‚au people grow a new arm each time they fall in love. Funny, surprising, and delightfully strange‚aiall the stories have a strong emotional core; ausubel‚aos primary concern is always love, in all its manifestations. See more
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