Publish date: November 1st 2012
Pages no: 274
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Short Stories
A quick read. This is a decent collection of short stories with a cohesive theme that ties them together well. All of the stories are based on real people or events, mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries. There were obvious homages to Dickens and Twain, and some seemed reminiscent to me of Betty ...
The author has written this book of short stories about people who are yearning for something, and in their quest they have lost their way. Some struggle to find their way back, some never do. Based on the extensive research of actual documents, she has crafted a narrative consisting of anecdotal ta...
Just ok. Some of the stories were interesting, others not so much. The writing felt flat at times, like it was just on the surface of the story or of a real emotion.
Not being a huge short story fan I started this book with a little bit of trepidation, especially after having loved “Room” so much. But, despite the format, I enjoyed this book very much. Each story is a vignette taken from history, a newspaper article, a well known legend or a footnote from anot...
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