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Separate Kingdoms is a collection of eight very diverse short stories taking place in both Russia and the U.S. with a wide variety of characters and narrators. Read more
I love how the 8 stories in this collection are in conversation with one another. The author alternates "kingdoms" of location, and in so doing, the disabled and afflicted and... Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by Adam Johnson
A woman waiting in the hospital as her father lies dying. A man who is trying to help his wife regain her life after a horrible car accident that has taken her leg. Read morePublished on June 5, 2011 by Sandra Iler Kirkland
Valerie Laken's collection of short stories, Separate Kingdoms, alternates between settings in the United States and Russia. Read morePublished on May 20, 2011 by Krista The Bald Avenger
Separate Kingdoms is a wonderful story collection, both artful and daring. Some of Laken's characters are lost in unfamiliar landscapes, and others become lost in once familiar... Read morePublished on May 19, 2011 by C. James Dean