cover image Later the Same Day

Later the Same Day

Grace Paley. Penguin Books, $11.95 (224pp) ISBN 978-0-14-008641-6

In the 17 short stories collected here, Paley writes with verbal economy and resonance, pithy insights, and warmth and humor. The themes are familiar: friendship, commitment, responsibility, love, political idealism and activism, children, the nuclear shadow. PW greatly enjoyed these tales, stating: "" `Somewhere for me perfection is flowering,' says a character in one of these stories. Many readers will find perfection flowering here.'' (April)