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Reynolds Price


Two Useful Visits

Back then your kin could lean down on you with the weight of the world and still not quite say, "Get yourself up here to see Mary Greet; she's dying fast, and it's your plain duty." So in mid-February of 1960, on the floor of my own despair, I got [...]


May 1921 SYLVIE stood at the hot sink, straight and firm. The window to her left still let in daylight; but she'd already lit the hanging lamp, so she worked in two lights—day and oil—washing in silence. Rob came up behind her in sockfeet, si [...]