Home Remedies

"These amazing stories have an inviting surface and a complex core that is in bitter conversation with it. They possess intelligence and grace of every sort."
—Lorrie Moore

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Home Remedies by Angela Pneuman

2007 • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
240 pages
ISBN13: 9780156030755/ISBN-10: 0156030756

Tonsillectomies should not be performed at home, cucumbers do not make good stand-ins, and golf clubs are not for hitting your mother.

Angela Pneuman renders these unsettling truths, small and large, with blazing insight in Home Remedies. It is a startling debut collection of stories peopled by Christian fundamentalists traversing various stages and crises of belief, grappling with intimacies that feel like an anxious mix of longing and repulsion, relating to one another in an uneasy balance of eagerness and wariness.

A compassionate and clear-eyed look at religious faith and family ties, Home Remedies marks the beginning of a distinguished literary career.