SIXTEEN AND OTHER STORIES by Maureen Daly
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SIXTEEN AND OTHER STORIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Masterfully shaped, deftly molded vignettes to stimulate meditation or anger or delight or wistfulness, certainly some emotion. This gifted author has threaded her stories with a magical sense of realism, often sacrificing a happy ending for a vague one, a predictable for a hidden one. Whether creating a sad mood piece out of an enchanted night of ice skating and the heartbreak of an unfulfilled promise, or a provocative portrait of one girl's self realization, or a humorous vignette of a charming non-conformist, the author conveys with amazing tangibility, the feeling, aura and timbre with which she is dealing. Ostensibly intended for the sensitive female audience, many boys will find something satisfying in this little treasure too.

Pub Date: May 22nd, 1961
Publisher: Dodd, Mead