Alice Adams has been widely hailed for her beautiful writing and for her ability to bring alive every human emotion. In this new collection of short stories -- her first since the dazzling novel Superior Women -- one of today's most important and admired writers explores the emotional adventures and changes that beckon us as we journey through our constantly changing lives. 'Splendid . . . the insights are flashes of brilliance, the endings always tidy and beautifully natural.