Lately, I have been searching for a copy of a book by Fannie Hurst called Sister Act. Unfortunately, it’s an old book and I’ve not yet been able to find it anywhere. What I did find however, was a collection of her short stories which will have to do. The Stories of Fannie Hurst, Chosen and Introduced by Susan Koppelman includes selected stories written by Hurst between 1909-1936.
I do love her work! As I read many of the stories, I thought to myself how human nature remains the same. Fannie’s stories are pure poetry and illuminate universal truths.
Hurst’s descriptive prose are also a delight to read:
“Ida in her red cotton voile and white canvas shoes, billowing along like some great animated tent with a commotion going on inside it, and Missy dancing beside her as spry as one of those long lean iridescent dragonflies that skim along the surface of water without rippling it.”
If you can, find a copy of this book. I think you will enjoy it. The writing and stories are inspirational. If anyone knows where I can find a copy of Sister Act by Hurst, please send me a note!