cover image Sweet Talk

Sweet Talk

Stephanie Vaughn. Penguin Books, $7.95 (208pp) ISBN 978-0-14-014525-0

In this imaginative collection, Vaughn assumes the first-person voices of young women in varying circumstances and careers; unfaithfulness and motherhood are among their trials. ``Most powerful are the stories about Gemma . . . in which Vaughn's clear-eyed, scalpel-sharp and affectionate observations of a distinctive childhood are delivered in graceful, honest prose,'' said PW. (July)