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I Knew You'd Be Lovely by Alethea Black - Excerpt

I Knew You'd Be Lovely by Alethea Black - Excerpt

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Commanding, piercing, and emotionally multidimensional, I Knew You'd Be Lovely is a debut story collection that heralds the arrival of a major new talent.

Alethea Black has created a brilliant, intoxicating, and wholly fresh collection that features a piercing sense of optimism and yearning. These thirteen irresistible stories offer up great entertainment, writing that shines with nuance and precision,
and a coterie of vulnerable, memorable characters who are at some sort of emotional crossroads or turning point and who are ready and open for the epiphanies we all hope await us. Brimming with irony, insights about the unpredictable nature of life, the unbearable beauty of fate, and the exploration of the particular power that one moment, or one decision, can have to transform us, I Knew You'd Be Lovely will amuse, startle, and touch readers.

To read more about I Knew You'd Be Lovely or Alethea Black please visit Crown Publishing at www.crownpublishing.com.
Commanding, piercing, and emotionally multidimensional, I Knew You'd Be Lovely is a debut story collection that heralds the arrival of a major new talent.

Alethea Black has created a brilliant, intoxicating, and wholly fresh collection that features a piercing sense of optimism and yearning. These thirteen irresistible stories offer up great entertainment, writing that shines with nuance and precision,
and a coterie of vulnerable, memorable characters who are at some sort of emotional crossroads or turning point and who are ready and open for the epiphanies we all hope await us. Brimming with irony, insights about the unpredictable nature of life, the unbearable beauty of fate, and the exploration of the particular power that one moment, or one decision, can have to transform us, I Knew You'd Be Lovely will amuse, startle, and touch readers.

To read more about I Knew You'd Be Lovely or Alethea Black please visit Crown Publishing at www.crownpublishing.com.

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Publish date: Jul 5, 2011
Added to Scribd: Apr 12, 2011
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GOOD IN A CRISIS
At night, for an hour before going to sleep, Ginny readthe personal ads. Not because she was looking for alover, but because she was mesmerized by the languagepeople chose to describe themselves. She found herself underlining standout lines by women and men, old andyoung.
Platinum frequent flier, phenomenal legs, doesmuseums in two hours max
wrote a thirty-six-year-oldbusinesswoman.
Generally a barrel of laughs when not contemplating thoughts of an untimely death
quipped afortysomething filmmaker. Ginny also enjoyed
Capableof holding entire conversations with answering machines,
 and
Rides badly, speaks three foreign languages badly,cooks badly, but does all with vigor & enthusiasm.
Shesometimes thought of pairing up two ads with each other:
Zero maintenance
having sushi with
Non-needy seeksother non-needy.
Her affection was stirred by the fellowwho claimed to
appreciate all manner of candor
—he wasseeking a mate with
 poise, wit, and joie de vivre.
 
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