The Tin Box
William Lyon's past forced him to become someone he isn't. Conflicted and unable to maintain the charade, he separates from his wife and takes a job as caretaker at a former mental hospital. Jelley’s Valley State Insane Asylum was the largest mental hospital in California for well over a century,... show more
William Lyon's past forced him to become someone he isn't. Conflicted and unable to maintain the charade, he separates from his wife and takes a job as caretaker at a former mental hospital. Jelley’s Valley State Insane Asylum was the largest mental hospital in California for well over a century, but it now stands empty. William thinks the decrepit institution is the perfect place to finish his dissertation and wait for his divorce to become final. In town, William meets Colby Anderson, who minds the local store and post office. Unlike William, Colby is cute, upbeat, and flamboyantly out. Although initially put off by Colby’s mannerisms, William comes to value their new friendship, and even accepts Colby's offer to ease him into the world of gay sex. William’s self-image begins to change when he discovers a tin box, hidden in an asylum wall since the 1940s. It contains letters secretly written by Bill, a patient who was sent to the asylum for being homosexual. The letters hit close to home, and William comes to care about Bill and his fate. With Colby’s help, he hopes the words written seventy years ago will give him courage to be his true self.
Publish date: September 20th 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 210
Edition language: English
Wow, that was maudlin. Appropriately so, given the subject matter, but...damn, that was maudlin. I gotta say, I didn't care much about the romance in this one. Not that Colby wasn't sweet - if on the flighty side - but this really was more about Will accepting himself as a gay man after spending...
4.5 StarsJust heartbreakingly beautiful. That's all I can say. I'm not sure I could ever write a review for this one.KC Kelly was amazing as always. Status Updates:9% done with The Tin Box: Oh. My. God. I am so in love with Colby and his "It's Raining Men" ringtone.19% done with The Tin Box: If I we...
What an amazing story. Wow! So emotional, so heartbreaking, but beautiful.
After all the raving reviews I’ve read for this book I was expecting a lot! And Kim Fielding, yay!But… I did not like this book. Did not like William and was incredibly bored.My main issue: William. I just didn’t like him. This story is entirely told from his POV, so me not liking him, yes, great im...
“There’s always people who think they have the right to decide who other people are supposed to be.”Anyone out there with a heart,READ THIS BOOK!It might be a work of fiction, but I'm sure this IS someone's story, many someones, unfortunately.“I think most of those stories are really sad.”“They are....