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Cowboys Are My Weakness: Stories

Cowboys Are My Weakness Stories I ve always had this thing for cowboys maybe because I was born in New Jersey says the narrator in this collection s title story But a real cowboy is hard to find these days even in the West In Pam

  • Title: Cowboys Are My Weakness: Stories
  • Author: Pam Houston
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback
  • I ve always had this thing for cowboys, maybe because I was born in New Jersey, says the narrator in this collection s title story But a real cowboy is hard to find these days, even in the West In Pam Houston s bright, edgy, and ruefully self aware Boston Globe collection of stories, we meet smart women who are looking for the love of a good man, and men who are I ve always had this thing for cowboys, maybe because I was born in New Jersey, says the narrator in this collection s title story But a real cowboy is hard to find these days, even in the West In Pam Houston s bright, edgy, and ruefully self aware Boston Globe collection of stories, we meet smart women who are looking for the love of a good man, and men who are wild and hard to pin down Our heroines are part daredevil, part philosopher, all acute observers of the nuances of modern romance Houston takes women into grand spaces, both emotional and physical, and isolates them until there s nothing left to do but sit down and take a hard look at one s soul Los Angeles Times Cowboys Are My Weakness is an exhilarating Washington Post and realistic look at men and women together and apart Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 192 pages Published January 29th 2019 by W W Norton Company first published 1992 More Details Original Title Cowboys Are My Weakness ISBN 0393356876 ISBN13 9780393356878 Other Editions 17 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Cowboys Are My Weakness, please sign up Recent Questions Are any of t

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    1. Pam Houston

      Houston is the Director of Creative Writing at U.C Davis Her stories have been selected for the Best American Short Stories, the O Henry Awards, the Pushcart Prize, and the Best American Short Stories of the Century She lives in Colorado at 9,000 feet above sea level near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.

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    1. The writing here is whip smart and I would pay a hundred dollars for the reaction I have in my gut when I read this book Pam Houston helps me locate the memories I forget I carry the glittering world inside a trout, the mystery and excitement of peeling a deer s skin from its body, the satisfaction of sewing bait fish onto sturdy, sturgeon catching hooks my earliest arts and crafts, mostly forgotten I grew up plucking ducks and geese in the West with a complicated outdoorsman father who is no Th [...]


    2. Oh wow I never knew I had a deeply closeted obsession with cowboys and outdoorsmen until I read this collection of short stories Houston s writing makes me want to trade my corolla for a horse, my books for guns, and my nerdy love interests for roguish deer hunters Seriously This is great stuff Fast, smart, witty, and undeniably unique A treasure.


    3. He winked and touched the horse s flank with his spurs and it hopped a little on the takeoff and then there was just dirt flying while the high grass swallowed the horse s legs I leaned against the door of my pickup truck watching my new cowboy riding off toward where the sun was already low in the sky and the grass shimmering like nothing I d ever seen in the mountains And for a minute I thought we were living inside my painting, but he was riding away too fast to tell And I wondered then w [...]


    4. This is the first book my then boyfriend, now husband gave to meand he turned me into a life long Pam Houston fan He LOANED ME One Hundred Years of Solitude first but he bought me this oneThis is probably my favorite book but everything she s written is fantastic and while I count the days until her next book, once it s out, I SLOWLY read itkind of like I did with John Irving when I first read World According to Garp or Widow for One Yearevery page is satisfyingand although she This is the first [...]


    5. I gave this collection to a girl once who I was trying to woo I truly felt as though Houston had captured the essence of modern femininity and that by giving this young lady such a relevant and symbolic short story book, I was on my way towell, you know The young woman s reaction, however, was laughter and not the kind of laughter I was seeking It was sardonic, you thought I would like these stories kind of laughter But I kind of enjoyed the stories Houston doesn t play games with I gave this co [...]


    6. Cowboys are NOT my weaknessd they re not Pam Houston s either I would never pick up a book with this title except that I heard that it was not what it sounds like and that much was true but I still had to hide it in my purse out of embarrassment It s about relationships but mostly what is lacking in relationships between men and women and in the end Houston s most meaningful relationship is with a woman It s well written and whip smart.Houston is a tomboy with a taste for perilous adven Cowboys [...]


    7. After reading several raving reviews of this book, I had high hopes for it The title made me laugh and piqued my curiosity Its a book containing ten or so short stories about different women and their cowboys The first short story was absolutely horrible, I didn t like the style of writing and was so annoyed by it that I almost put the book down But I gave it a chance, and thankfully the rest of the stories were narrative and I wasn t distracted by the writing style In general, I couldn t After [...]


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