Sometimes less is more. Why clog your bookshelf with large tomes and heavy doorstopper novels? It's enough to scare the Dickens out of a reader!
Each month, we'll delve into a different short story or novella. Classic tales, modern yarns, anything under two hundred pages!
So come and dip your toes into the shallow end of the literary pool. The story's fine!
This month's selection: The Redemption of Galen Pike by Carys Davies
In a remote Australian settlement, a young wife with an untellable secret reluctantly invites her neighbor into her home. A Quaker spinster offers companionship to a condemned man in a Colorado jail. In the ice and snows of Siberia an office employee from Birmingham witnesses a scene that will change her life. At a jubilee celebration in a northern English town a middle-aged alderman opens his heart to Queen Victoria.
Spare, precise, charged with a prickly wit, the stories in Carys Davies's sparkling second collection remind us how little we know of the lives of others. (Goodreads)
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