The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing


After following the advice from a manual called "How to Meet and Marry Mr Right", Jane learns that in love there is neither pattern nor promise. This is a funny collection of connected stories and a portrait of Jane, a woman manoeuvring her way through love, sex and relationships.


  • Beautifully written and very funny. . . as with Salinger and Carver, there is crystalline simplicity to Bank's prose

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Melissa Bank

Melissa Bank is the author of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing and The Wonder Spot. She won the 1993 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction, and holds an MFA from Cornell University. Her work has appeared in Allure, Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Guardian, North American Review, O: the Oprah Magazine, Ploughshares, Washington Post, Zoetrope and many others. Her books have been translated into 33 languages. She divides her time between New York City and East Hampton.
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