Tell Me A Riddle

Tell Me A Riddle

by Jack Olsen

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This collection of four stories, "I Stand Here Ironing," "Hey Sailor, what Ship?," "O Yes," and "Tell me a Riddle," had become an American classic. Since the title novella won the O. Henry Award in 1961, the stories have been anthologized over a hundred times, made into three films, translated into thirteen languages, and - most important - once read, they abide in the hearts of their readers.

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ISBN-13: 9780440385738
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/15/1976
Series: Women Writers: Text & Contexts Ser.
Pages: 128
Age Range: 14 Years

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wandering_star on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of four short stories, dealing with have-nots and people who find difficulty expressing themselves in words - a mother talking about her eldest child, the female half of an elderly couple, an alcoholic sailor. The stories are moving and very effectively written - emotions are rarely stated explicitly, but are there in every line.