Price: $14.95
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-933483-05-4
Pages: 204
Year Published: 2006
 

Trouble No More
By Anthony Grooms

Reviews From the First Edition
"Anthony Grooms’s first collection of stories takes place mostly in the South of the 1960s, a time when the 'colored' sign at a fast-food restaurant may have been removed, but 'still people knew which line was which.' And the talk that animates these vignettes — from lunch counters to juke joints to family dinner tables — is an affecting reminder of the quiet courage, ingrained wariness, and rueful humor with which such individual decisions reshaped an uncertain community."

Alida Becker
The New York Times Book Review
"These stories all take risks by going into virtually unexplored corners of race relations at a time when critics have declared the subject mine out…Grooms’s stories take us to the center of the phenomenon with an honesty and courage long overdue."

Phil Garner
Atlanta Journal and Constitution

Reviews From the Second Edition
"'Start talking,' Grooms must say, and his characters do: the voices of the small child, the obsessed old woman, the confused young man, the conflicted girl, each one authentic. Each one could be someone you know. In these stories, characters in conversation with another always seem to be most perplexed by themselves."

Margaret Earley Whitt
Professor of English, Denver University, and author of Understanding Flannery O’Connor and Understanding Gloria Naylor

“These are stories that stay in the reader’s heart and consciousness. They are rich in the truth of human experience, as Anthony Grooms blends the solemn and the comic modes of life to create deeply affecting poignancy.”

John Holman
Author of Squabble and Other Stories and Luminous Mysteries

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