If you could have a book called My Favorite Six Stories, I don't think I'd have trouble doing that.
More Quotes from Ann Beattie:I don't write about things that I have the answers to or things that are very close to home. It just wouldn't be any adventure. It wouldn't have any vitality.
Quite often my narrator or protagonist may be a man, but I'm not sure he's the more interesting character, or if the more complex character isn't the woman.
Falling in Place was meant to be very much rooted in a place and time, and music was a part of that.
It was very much a surprise. It's very nice when someone takes notice.
Well, a few years ago I think I could have given you a more enthusiastic answer about that but in the last few years, for the first time in my life, I really haven't listened to much music. I used to work with music on and now I don't.
When I lived in New York, not only did I have safety locks on the door but I had the music going, keeping the city at a distance, trying to find creative time and peace and so forth.
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