“Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann is a series of well written short stories, which ultimately get intertwined. These fictional stories happen around the cultural touchstone of Philippe Petit stringing a cable between the two towers of the World Trade Center and walking the distance, to the amazement of the people below.
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Mari Evans (16 July, 1919 – 10 March, 2017) was an award winning poet, editor, and writer, known for poems which are direct, yet lyrical.
Much like other anthologies I read, in Collectibles some are fascinating, some less so. However, this is a solid collection featuring talented authors.
Elizabeth Jolley (4 June, 1923 – 13 February, 2007) was a multiple award winning Australian writer, novelist, and short story teller.
Saki (18 December, 1870 – 14 November, 1916) was an English writer known for making fun of Edwardian society, as well as his macabre and roguish stories.
I really enjoyed four out of the five stories. One story was, for me, a little difficult to follow and somewhat convoluted, but overall it’s a very enjoyable book with great takes on time travel, as well as traveling between worlds.
The publisher is giving away one (1) copy of this book – enter via the rafflecoper form at the end of the post Hawthorn Woods By Patrick Canning NEW DOMESTIC THRILLER DIVES INTO THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUBURBS: EVEN PRETTY LITTLE TOWNS CAN HAVE BIG UGLY SECRETS Not all small towns are as charming as they appear on the surface. That is what author Patrick Canning reveals in his new thriller novel, Hawthorn Woods [August 4, 2020]. A domestic suspense story set in the late 1980’s, Canning shows readers sometimes it is the smallest towns that have the darkest secrets. Appealing to fans of series like Stranger Things and Big Little Lies, Hawthorn Woods centers on Francine, who is reeling from a catastrophic divorce she just can’t seem to leave behind. She retreats for a two-week stay at her sister’s house in the picturesque town of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois. The quaint neighborhood of shady trees and friendly neighbors seems like the perfect place to sort through her pain and finally move on with her life—but the tranquility doesn’t last long. Beginning with a complete stranger throwing a drink in her face at her own welcome party, Francine soon…
Examines the life of Ian Fleming, and the parts which made it into his famous books about Secret Service Agent James Bond.
Andrew Dahl, an expert in alien religions and xenobiology gets assigned to the spaceship Intrepid along with four other new ensigns. The Intrepid is known for its unusual high rate of casualties among low ranking crew members.
G.K. Chesterton was an English writer, theologian, critic, and philosopher. Mr. Chesterton’s most famous creating is the priest-detective Father Brown.