Time with Children

1988
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Knopf

A writer whose special talent is the complex geometry between men and women, gives the reader four stories, from a five-year-old girl troubled by the birth of a sibling to a teenaged girl accepting a gift from her married boyfriend

About the Author

Elizabeth Tallent is the author of the novel Museum Pieces and four collections of short stories, In Constant FlightTime with ChildrenHoney, and Mendocino Fire. Her stories have appeared in The New YorkerEsquireHarper'sGrand StreetThe Paris Review, and The Threepenny Review, as well as in The Best American Short StoriesO. Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize Award, and The Best American Essays. Her teaching has been honored with Stanford's Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award and the Northern California Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa's Excellence in Teaching Award, recognizing "the extraordinary gifts, diligence, and amplitude of spirit that mark the best in teaching." In 2009 she was honored with Stanford's Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching. Mendocino Fire is a finalist for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award. Her memoir Perfectionism is forthcoming from Harper.