Category Archives: short stories

Book Review: The Frangipani Hotel – Stories by Violet Kupersmith

Title: The Frangipani Hotel: Stories Author: Violet Kupersmith Genre: Magical realism, short stories Publisher: Spiegel & Grau Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher for a tour with TLC Book Tours Number of pages: 256 Goodreads … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry; We Live in Water by Jess Walter; When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Title: The Templar Legacy Author: Steve Berry Genre: Thriller Publisher: Books on Tape Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Paul Michael Audiobook length: 15 hours and 44 minutes First line: Jacques de … Continue reading

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The “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge: The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor

Title: The Complete Stories Author: Flannery O’Connor Genre: Short stories, literary fiction Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Source: Print copy from my personal library Number of pages: 576 pages First line: Old Dudley folded into the chair he was gradually … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards; The Diviners by Libba Bray; and The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

Title: The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories Author: Kim Edwards Genre: Short stories Publisher: Penguin Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library Number of pages: First line: My father was a man … Continue reading

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Free e-books introduce author Frank Delaney’s “Storytellers” project

I am an unabashedly adoring and devoted reader and fan of Irish author Frank Delaney. I recently read and reviewed his novel Tipperary, and I am currently enjoying The Last Storyteller, the last book in his Venetia Kelly trilogy. Delaney … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne duMaurier

Title: The Doll: The Lost Short Stories Author: Daphne duMaurier Genre: Short fiction Publisher: Harper Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the publisher for tour with TLC Book Tours First line: Nearly a hundred miles west … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret Lives of People in Love: Stories by Simon Van Booy

Title: The Secret Lives of People in Love: Stories Author: Simon Van Booy Genre: Short fiction Publisher: Harper Perennial Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher for a TLC Book Tours tour First line: This … Continue reading

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Simon Van Booy e-book sale

Correction: Simon Van Booy’s individual stories are being sold in e-book form for $1.99 each, not the entire book. I apologize for the misinformation. Harper Collins is offering a great deal in honor of the release of Simon Van Booy’s … Continue reading

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