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William Trevor: Death in Summer

Over the past few years I’ve developed a deep love for William Trevor’s short stories. Particularly this past month, regular visitors here have caught wind of this (and hopefully have sought him out if they did not already know his work). But until now, I had never read one of his novels, and he’s…

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William Trevor: “An Idyll in Winter”

Trevor and Betsy discuss: Trevor Our post on William Trevor’s “The Women” (here) has become one of the most viewed posts on this site. It is the top post for the past six months, though it’s been up for only a few weeks of those months. It is an exceptional…

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William Trevor: “The Women”

Click here to read the abstract of the story on The New Yorker webpage (this week’s story is available only for subscribers).  William Trevor’s “The Women” was originally published in the January 14, 2013 issue of The New Yorker. Trevor It was a beautiful thing to find a new William…

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William Trevor: “The Piano Tuner’s Wives”

In just a little over a month we learn what author will take home the Nobel Prize for Literature. Though I enjoy the speculation and then looking into the winner’s work, I usually don’t get too worked up about the Nobel. It is, after all, another book prize with an impossible mandate….

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William Trevor: Cheating at Canasta

I have always wanted to like William Trevor’s stories more than I actually like them.  After all, Trevor is venerated as one of the greatest short story writers of all time – or perhaps I want to like him more because of the charming, wise smile on his now 82-year-old face; he just looks like…