The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

By Porter, Katherine Anne

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The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter compiles three books of her short fiction into one National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning volume.

From the gothic Old South to revolutionary Mexico, few writers have evoked such a multitude of worlds, both exterior and interior, as powerfully as Katherine Anne Porter. This collection gathers together the best of her award-winning short stories, including “Pale Horse, Pale Rider,” where a young woman lies in a fever during the 1918 influenza epidemic, her childhood memories mingling with fears for her boyfriend on his way to war, and “Noon Wine,” a haunting story of tragedy and scandal on a small dairy farm in Texas. This volume includes the collections Flowering Judas, Pale Horse, Pale Rider, and The Leaning Tower, as well as four stories not available elsewhere in book form.

This book appears on Mrs. Laura Bush's Family Favorites list, for recommended reading for adults.