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but he was unaccustomed to it

It was a late afternoon during the following summer, and Carey was clearing the weeds from the tomato beds in the tiny truck garden at the back of the house. He enjoyed the work of puttering about his garden but he was unaccustomed to it, and bending over for so long made his back ache. He regarded Toby reflectively...

In a couple of weeks, then, Zoe called, and she came over with this tiny tailless kitten under her arm. Andrew was at home, puttering in the garden like the good Berkeley husband that he did not intend to be.
      Zoe arrived in her purple suede pants and a vivid orange sweater (this picture is a little poignant; fairly soon after that the...


  1. Charles Gilman Norris, The Amateur (1916) : 371

    Charles Gilman Norris (1881-1945), wikipedia
    Charles Gilman Norris papers, finding aid (some biographical details)

  2. Alice Adams, “The Island” in The Ontario Review (Fall/Winter 1991) : snippet preview
    more preview in later inclusion in The Last Lovely City : Stories (2000) : 109

    Alice Adams (1926-99), wikipedia
    read her, in distant Berkeley days; Gilman was a UC graduate, 1903.

23 June 2022