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He Runs the Moon – Book Review

 

Themes of identity and belonging disturb the calm surface of Wendy Brandmark’s collection of short stories, which are set in Denver, New York and Boston in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Many of the stories concern characters who have been displaced geographically and emotionally: young or old, successful or unsuccessful, their lives have slipped their moorings.

For some, it is because they have left part of themselves behind in the Old World, where memories of fear and suffering coexist with recollections of family and personal authenticity. For others – particularly the young – it is because they have moved to a different city and found or lost friends or lovers. Continue reading He Runs the Moon – Book Review

Editorial Review – Pivot Points

 

Title: Pivot Points

Author: T. R. Connolly

Genre: Short Stories, Contemporary Fiction

This collection of twelve stories offers readers a fairly broad spectrum of characters and settings, allowing readers to experience places from New York City, St. Joseph, Missouri, Coamo, Puerto Rico, and Recife, Brazil.

Most of the stories have a strong urban flavor, even if they’re more “small town” than big city, and likewise, the characters also vary. Some are young, others older, dying or even dead, but what ties these stories together is the agency represented by the group.

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