The Lone Pilgrim

The Lone Pilgrim

by Laurie Colwin

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In this dazzling collection of stories, Laurie Colwin masterfully weaves together tales of love—and desire—in all its forms. The Lone Pilgrim explores the universal complications of the heart—and the mysteries of being fully human in the world.

In these thirteen stories, a book illustrator is enamored with her publisher, as she pines for her previous lover; a photographer recovering from her second marriage in far-off Inverness, Scotland, befriends a college student new to romance; two academics conducting a long distance affair are reunited, only to find that their circumstances have changed dramatically; and the perpetually stoned young wife of a popular college professor struggles to tell her husband that she’s been high since the day they met. Humorous, tender, and moving, The Lone Pilgrim is the work of a master of the short story form.

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ISBN-13: 9780593313596
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/18/2014
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 633,958
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels, Happy All the TimeFamily HappinessGoodbye Without Leaving, A Big Storm Knocked It Over, and Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object; three collections of short stories, Passion and AffectThe Lone Pilgrim, and Another Marvelous Thing; and two collections of essays, Home Cooking and More Home Cooking. Colwin died in 1992.

Date of Birth:

June 14, 1944

Date of Death:

October 25, 1992

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

New York, New York


B.A., Bard College; M.A., Columbia University

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