Thirteen stories, comprising Osborn's third collection (A Horse of Another Color, Fields of Memory) that are mainly set in Mexico and the Southwest and concern women faced with love and inevitable loss. ``The Grands,'' an O. Henry winner, is about the attempt to reconstruct the past in a story of the early 20th century told by a grandmother to the narrator. ``The truth,'' the narrator comes to see, ``is sometimes a poor, sad thing.'' The title novella focuses on Tim Warren, an expatriate history professor in Mexico (``At least in Mexico they didn't tear up the cities'').
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