The Lone Pilgrim: Stories

October 31, 2020
The Lone Pilgrim: Stories

Thirteen tales of happiness, heartbreak, and desire fromthe acclaimed author of Home Cooking and Happy All theTimeIn the title story of this elegant and insightful collection, abook illustrator meets the man of her dreams and struggles to saygood-bye to her old self: the perfect houseguest who delighted inthe dinner parties of her married friends and always went homealone. "A Mythological Subject" is the tale of an adulterous affairthat arrives unexpected and unwanted, like a natural disaster, butis no mistake. In "The Smile Beneath the Smile," Rachel Manheim, anardent and intelligent young woman, must finally decide what to doabout her unavailable lover. "A Girl Skating" is a delicate andhaunting portrait of the unbridgeable divide between life and art,poetry and nature.The warmth, humor, and emotional honesty that characterizeLaurie Colwin's writing are on full display in The LonePilgrim. Each of these sublime stories is a celebration notjust of Colwin's remarkable talent, but of the beautiful mysteriesof the human heart.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Laurie Colwinincluding rare photos and never-before-seen documents from theauthor's estate.