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The Bedquilt and other stories by Dorothy…

The Bedquilt and other stories (1996)

by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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The title story in this collection, "The Bedquilt," is probably the most accessible to readers, being about artistic creation, color, textiles, perseverance, and how social relationships change when a formerly self-effacing person not only takes on a major textile project, but is then recognized for it.
I found, however, that the other stories in this collection were even more original in concept and , indeed, life-enhancing for me. A wide range of people and topics were addressed, including inter-cultural and inter-racial stories. Dorothy Canfield Fisher provides insight into "incomprehensible" expectations that separate American blacks and whites or separate Americans from other countries' peoples. The prose is beautiful. ( )
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Short stories.
Contains: What my mother taught me -- Bedquilt -- Flint and Fire -- Heyday of the blood -- Through pity and terror -- An American citizen -- Gold from Argentina -- Saint of the Old Seminary -- Memorial Day -- Knot-hole -- Sex education -- Washed window -- Essay: How "Flint and Fire" started and grew.
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