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Susan Minot. Washington Square Press, $10 (147pp) ISBN 978-0-671-70455-1

Here it is always women who love too much and self-sufficient men who act like heels. ``After Minot's promising debut with Monkeys , the short stories in this slender collection are disappointingly one-dimensional,'' commented PW . `` Although cleanly crafted, immediate and endowed with lifelike dialogue, these stories are opaque shards of experience, unyielding, depressive and even trite.'' (June)