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Book Fare - Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories

By Edith Pearlman

If you haven't read Edith Pearlman, consider these opinions of her work:

New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice
"Her writing is intelligent .... Pearlman's view of the world is large and compassionate, delivered through small, beautifully precise moments ...."

Christian Science Monitor, Ten Best Fiction Books of 2011
"Pearlman writes with a ... serene precision that would astonish any writer."

Ann Patchett, Introduction:"
Every word in every sentence (is) indispensable, every observation subtle and complex. An example of what happens when talent meets discipline and a stunning intelligence."

List of Stories: Inbound, Self-Reliance, Home Schooling, Allog, Chance, Hanging Fire

Practice Gap /Need: On a daily basis psychotherapists strive to help clients better understand and cope with life’s changes. In this two hour Book Fare program, consisting of analyses of four short stories by Edith Pearlman, therapists are invited to experience and explore a range of characters in a variety of psychological landscapes. A master storyteller, Pearlman provides empathic presentations of characters facing the most daunting of human experiences: change. Clinical psychologist Loretta Polish, PhD will lead the analyses and group discussions.

Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

1) Recognize the wide range of emotions and behaviors exhibited in the characters in Edith Pearlman’s short stories, which are not unlike the life stories and clinical situations evident in clinical practice.
2) Appreciate the range of human actions in the face of change, and the consequences of those actions on the characters’ families, friends and acquaintances.
3) Understand the motivations, needs, wants and inner conflicts of characters as they pursue life’s changes.

Discussant: Loretta Polish, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

Sunday, March 10, 2013
1 – 3 PM
Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
32841 Middlebelt Road
Farmington Hills

Please read and/or bring the book with you to enhance the discussion.

General Public $15, APT Members $10, Students $5