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Given Ground
Ann Pancake



Bakeless Prize

UPNE
2001 • 152 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Fiction & Literature

$19.95 Paperback, 978-1-58465-746-0



“Ann Pancake . . . is indisputably a regional writer, but her stories are free from the kitschy sentimentality and high-art self-consciousness that this label has come to imply. Pancake shares... [continued in Reviews below]”—The New York Times Book Review

Short stories explore cultural change and class conflict in contemporary West Virginia.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“Ann Pancake . . . is indisputably a regional writer, but her stories are free from the kitschy sentimentality and high-art self-consciousness that this label has come to imply. Pancake shares [her characters’] fondness for what ordinarily appears unlovable, depicting an ignored pocket of the country with a clear and admiring eye. She has an unusual gift for portraying difficult lives with a plain-spoken accuracy that makes them seem suddenly exceptional.”—The New York Times Book Review

Awards/Recognition:

Winner of the Whiting Writers' Award (2003)
Winner of the Bakeless Literary Publication Prize for Fiction (2000)


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