Half-Truths and Semi-Miracles

Half-Truths and Semi-Miracles

by Anne Tyler

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Overview

The first thing I tell people is, I’m just an ordinary woman. I’m just like you.

Susanna has an incredible gift: she can heal ailments with just the touch of her hand.  People travel from far and wide based on their faith in her abilities. But Susanna’s power only works in certain cases—it’s a semi-miracle. And as she grows into a woman, and tries to build a life of her own, her calling to fix and cure becomes more of a burden than she could ever have imagined. Why is she able to take people’s pain away sometimes, and not others, not when she needs to most of all? With the balm of time, and the wisdom of experience, Susanna must learn to live with the mysterious nature of her miracle.
Available to readers for the first time since its initial publication, this is a wry and moving story by an American master.

“Not merely good . . . she is wickedly good.” —John Updike

Look for Clock Dance, the charming new novel from Anne Tyler, available this July.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525565079
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Series: A Vintage Short
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 10
Sales rank: 34,677
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated at nineteen from Duke University and went on to do graduate work in Russian Studies at Columbia University. Tyler is the author of twenty novels; and her eleventh, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore Maryland

Hometown:

Baltimore, Maryland

Date of Birth:

October 25, 1941

Place of Birth:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Education:

B.A., Duke University, 1961

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SheTreadsSoftly More than 1 year ago
Half-Truths and Semi-Miracles by Anne Tyler is a very highly recommended re-released short story about a faith healer. Susanna is an ordinary woman whose gift to heal people by touching them is discovered when she was seventeen. As word of her God-given power to heal spreads, the gift her touch seems to bestow on some people also becomes a burden she has to bear. This is a wonderful short story! Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Penguin Random House