What We Talk About When We Talk About Love is a collection of short stories dealing with themes of love, both romantic and platonic, and communication. The stories present different relationships as frame devices to discuss how culture handles the idea of loving another human being. The tone of the stories varies significantly, with some handling grieving, loss, and jealousy while others explore healthy and beneficial relationships. The stories have been widely anthologized and adapted in film.

Summary of What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

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