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By Carolyn Osborn

A choice of tales that Carolyn Osborn has constructed over decades, Where we're Now is ready a unmarried relatives, the Moores. Marianne is the most narrator of those tales approximately her mother's family members. within the first story, "The Greats," her relations are so far-off Marianne can in simple terms supply short glimpses of the eccentric Moores. "The Grands," an O. Henry Prize–winning tale, first brought readers to a few of the characters who inhabit the place we're Now. by way of figuring out the Moores, we commence to grasp Marianne, who attempts to appreciate them. Curious as she is, she needs to constantly settle for the secret of truth. conscious of the necessity for kin mythology, she orders her international as top she will be able to with what she is given through reacting, reflecting, inventing, and enlarging at the fragments. different narrators show omissions Marianne can by no means recognize. Marianne's existence and the lives of the Moores have a definitively southern style; they reflect fading 19th-century morality, an recognition of eccentricity, the behavior of storytelling, a robust recognition of position, and the impact in addition to the particularity of kin. those tales are an try to express the mess ups and triumphs of affection, the need of forgiveness, and the usefulness of alternative different types of families.

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