With humor and perceptive candor, the twenty-six short stories in this anthology build upon the author's earlier works on Michigan small town life. Set during different time periods from the early twentieth century to twenty years into the future, often in spectacular outdoor settings, the stories pursue such themes as the innocence of youth, ethnic customs, the troubled state economy, fear of those who are different, dubious claims of morality, heartbreak, the corrupt side of academia, career options, and the loneliness of old age. Anyone who has ever lived in, or even visited at some length, an American small town will identify with many of the not so common situations depicted in this collection.aThe money wea#39;re being asked to offer in the new full time Finance position, a he stated emphatically, ais over $20, 000 below what ... aThe accreditation team will lower the boom on us this time if we dona#39;t have at least one person with a Ph. D. in Finance teaching that subject, a Zeb continued. ... aZeb, Ia#39;ve had four candidates laugh at me when I told them over the phone what the salary was, a Celia reported .
|Author||:||Joseph E. Pluta|
|Publisher||:||FriesenPress - 2011-12-01|