The Right Distance

Samuel F. Pickering, Author University of Georgia Press $19.95 (192p) ISBN 978-0-8203-0906-4
A sequel to A Continuing Education, Pickering's second collection of essays will again earn him laurels. The 15 pieces are quietly humorous, tender, nostalgic observations of a family man. Following publication of his first book, his neighbors dubbed him ""our writer'': ``Before then, I was their layabout,'' in the yard of his home in rural Connecticut. There are vignettes about adventures with his wife Vicki and their small children; in other pieces, he recalls his parents and rowdy youthful companions, now tamed by the years into solid citizens. Pickering's enjoyable essays are marked by informal but flawlessly crafted prose. (September)
Reviewed on: 09/30/1987
Release date: 10/01/1987
Discover what to read next
TIP SHEET
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X
X