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Book review: 'Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories' by Edith Pearlman
Book review: 'Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories' by Edith Pearlman

Binocular Vision New & Selected Stories Edith Pearlman Lookout Books: 374 pp., $18.95 paper I'll confess: I had never heard of Edith Pearlman before reading "Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories," a collection of 34 pieces of her short fiction going back more than three decades or so. That's on me. At the same time, had I been familiar with Pearlman for all those years, I would have been deprived of the great joy of discovering her, the thrill of coming upon a writer with an eye, and a command of language, so acute. "My only challenge," acknowledges Ann Patchett in her charming introduction to "Binocular Vision," describing the...

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