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The Resource And these are the good times : a Chicago gal riffs on death, sex, life, dancing, writing, wonder, loneliness, place, family, faith, coffee, and the FBI (among other things), Patricia Ann McNair

And these are the good times : a Chicago gal riffs on death, sex, life, dancing, writing, wonder, loneliness, place, family, faith, coffee, and the FBI (among other things), Patricia Ann McNair

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And these are the good times : a Chicago gal riffs on death, sex, life, dancing, writing, wonder, loneliness, place, family, faith, coffee, and the FBI (among other things)
Title
And these are the good times
Title remainder
a Chicago gal riffs on death, sex, life, dancing, writing, wonder, loneliness, place, family, faith, coffee, and the FBI (among other things)
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Ann McNair
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Short story writer McNair (The Temple of Air, 2011) proves to be an irresistible personal essayist of refreshing candor, vibrant openheartedness, rueful humor, and unassuming wisdom. In the title piece, which opens this companionable, down-to-earth collection, young McNair joins her beloved father at Sullivan's, his favorite tavern, bugging him for coins for the jukebox and dancing happily by herself. Enthralled by music, hubbub, and motion, McNair remains adventurous and omnivorously curious. Swinging backward and forward in time, she vividly chronicles such indelible experiences as spending her seventeenth summer as a volunteer at a dental clinic in Honduras, how she set about losing her virginity after her father died when she was 15, her bartender days, a fling in Cuba, and marriage. McNair frankly addresses sexuality and sexual abuse, the last two presidential elections, and the lives and deaths of loved ones. Throughout these vital, confiding, potent, and superbly well-crafted essays, McNair also muses on her path to becoming a writer and a writing teacher, generously sharing insights into the creative process and 'the yearning toward wonder.'"<U+2014>Donna Seaman, Booklist
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McNair, Patricia Ann
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McNair, Patricia Ann
  • American essays
Target audience
adult
Label
And these are the good times : a Chicago gal riffs on death, sex, life, dancing, writing, wonder, loneliness, place, family, faith, coffee, and the FBI (among other things), Patricia Ann McNair
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Essays
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Five bars, two taps, two taverns
  • We are all just stupid people
  • Your comfortable shopping
  • Taking the long way
  • Returns
  • Dentist day
  • I go on running
  • My first bully
  • Coyote on the sidewalk
  • Return trip
  • Death, sex, life, and dancing.
  • The water's edge
  • Family, faith, coffee, and the FBI (among other things).
  • Of fathers, lovers, brothers, and coffee
  • Saturday shopping
  • Coffee at the kitchen table
  • Roger the dodger
  • Climbing the crooked trails
  • Finding my father and the FBI
  • And these are the good times
  • What you'll remember
  • I am not afraid
  • There is a light that never goies out
  • Nourishment
  • Writing, wonder, loneliness, and place.
  • A storied life
Edition
First edition.
Extent
174 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780998803906
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017943459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1859207
  • 865619
Label
And these are the good times : a Chicago gal riffs on death, sex, life, dancing, writing, wonder, loneliness, place, family, faith, coffee, and the FBI (among other things), Patricia Ann McNair
Publication
Copyright
Note
Essays
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Five bars, two taps, two taverns
  • We are all just stupid people
  • Your comfortable shopping
  • Taking the long way
  • Returns
  • Dentist day
  • I go on running
  • My first bully
  • Coyote on the sidewalk
  • Return trip
  • Death, sex, life, and dancing.
  • The water's edge
  • Family, faith, coffee, and the FBI (among other things).
  • Of fathers, lovers, brothers, and coffee
  • Saturday shopping
  • Coffee at the kitchen table
  • Roger the dodger
  • Climbing the crooked trails
  • Finding my father and the FBI
  • And these are the good times
  • What you'll remember
  • I am not afraid
  • There is a light that never goies out
  • Nourishment
  • Writing, wonder, loneliness, and place.
  • A storied life
Edition
First edition.
Extent
174 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780998803906
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017943459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1859207
  • 865619

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