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Party Girls
Diane Goodman




Autumn House
2011 • 160 pp. 6 x 9"
Short Stories - Single Author

$17.95 Paperback, 978-1-932870-52-7
$9.99 Ebook, 978-1-932870-64-0

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“One of the great joys and struggles in writing fiction is the process of developing characters. The word here is, indeed, ‘developing’ and not ‘creating... [continued in Reviews below]”—Marcella Prokop, Coal Hill Review

Her third collection of short stories.

Goodman explores class, community, and culture through the lens of a party.

Reviews / Endorsements

“One of the great joys and struggles in writing fiction is the process of developing characters. The word here is, indeed, ‘developing’ and not ‘creating.’ Many fictitious character are an assemblage of parts: a boss’s arrogance here, a neighbor’s laziness there—and in Party Girls, Diane Goodman’s 2011 collection of short stories, the delicate crafting and organizing of these characteristics into the women who flesh out these stories makes this book a humorous and often challenging study of humanity. Thematically, each story pulls readers into the lives of ‘party girls’—women who plan for, attend or are ostracized from social events and lives in their narrow worlds. Goodman’s process of character development is so seamless the reader must remind herself that the women appearing here are not likely to show up at her next party and demand attention.”—Marcella Prokop, Coal Hill Review



DIANE GOODMAN is a writer and caterer/personal chef in Miami Beach. She is author of two collections of short stories, The Genius of Hunger and The Plated Heart, both published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. She has published articles and stories in national magazines. Her work often incorporates the waiters, chefs, cooks, and restaurant aficionados of her catering world.

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