William Bradley Hooper

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Sexual attraction is the theme binding together [the stories in Sextet in A Minor]…. Dialogue—the major element in character/plot realization—is of central importance in each story. Klein has a fine ear for the word usage, rhythms, and hesitations found in both casual and impassioned speech. She places her characters in situations that are not deeply complicated; all the stories are easy to follow, yet not predictable, and all have one thread or another relevant to the common problems and resolutions that arise in daily life.

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William Bradley Hooper, in a review of "Sextet in A Minor: A Novella and 13 Short Stories," in Booklist, Vol. 79, No. 15, February 15, 1983, p. 763.

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