Ship Fever: Stories

by Andrea Barrett | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0393316009 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbookstogivewing of Springville, Tennessee USA on 3/5/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbookstogivewing from Springville, Tennessee USA on Wednesday, October 03, 2012
I received this book from the library sale to read and or release, I don't know which yet!

Amazon Editorial Review

1996 National Book Award Winner for Fiction.

The elegant short fictions gathered hereabout the love of science and the science of love are often set against the backdrop of the nineteenth century. Interweaving historical and fictional characters, they encompass both past and present as they negotiate the complex territory of ambition, failure, achievement, and shattered dreams. In "Ship Fever," the title novella, a young Canadian doctor finds himself at the center of one of history's most tragic epidemics. In "The English Pupil," Linnaeus, in old age, watches as the world he organized within his head slowly drifts beyond his reach. And in "The Littoral Zone," two marine biologists wonder whether their life-altering affair finally was worth it. In the tradition of Alice Munro and William Trevor, these exquisitely rendered fictions encompass whole lives in a brief space. As they move between interior and exterior journeys, "science is transformed from hard and known fact into malleable, strange and thrilling fictional material" (Boston Globe).

Journal Entry 2 by wingbookstogivewing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (11/9/2016 UTC) at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA


Releasing as a selection from the General Lit VBB, Enjoy!

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Journal Entry 3 by wingReallyBookishwing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Received today from bookstogive as a pick from the General Literature VBB. Thank you so much!

Journal Entry 4 by wingReallyBookishwing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, December 24, 2017
This collection includes seven short stories and the title novella, "Ship Fever." The novella is the star of the show... a tour de force of historical fiction. Of the short stories, my favorite by far was "Rare Bird." I also enjoyed "The Littoral Zone." There was only one that didn't really land for me, which was the story entitled "The Marburg Sisters." Otherwise, I found it to be a solid collection with a few pieces that I really loved. I would like to read more of Andrea Barrett!

Journal Entry 5 by wingReallyBookishwing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, May 21, 2018
Reserving for the General Literature VBB. See description in first journal entry above.

Journal Entry 6 by wingReallyBookishwing at General Literature VBB, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, April 11, 2019

Released 8 mos ago (4/11/2019 UTC) at General Literature VBB, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases


This is headed out to freezone as one of her selections from the General Literature VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by wingfreezonewing at Leominster, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, April 23, 2019
thank you so much. Looks great. National book award, too.

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