I sat down to read the first story and had read the entire book over the next 36 hours.
This collection is great and satisfying: direct writing that allows you to be absorbed very quickly into the stories and unique plots that pique your interest.
In the Book of Life Abraham has an affair with Jane, the daughter of his best friend and business partner Larry.
This is superb storytelling. Excellent writing. The characters are interesting and you're sad when each story ends. I recommend it.Published 7 months ago by Lisa Whelpley
Wonderful story telling. Each story left me with distinctly different moods and feelings though a thread runs through all. This book is a sleeper and should be a best seller!!!! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Debra Shapiro
I bought his most recent book (Wise Men) first and was so impressed I ordered this one. This is one of the most gifted writers to come along in a very long time. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Anonymous
Color these drab. I'm a sucker for things Jewish but I gave up after seventy pages. That's seventy pages I could have been devoting to the wondrous James Tate (see previous review)... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Simon Barrett
After reading and enjoying The Wise Men, I decided to try this book although I don't normally read short stories. This book is terrific. Read morePublished 18 months ago by J. Roose
I enjoyed this short story collection very much. I Highly recommend this book and am looking forward to reading more from this author.Published on June 6, 2012 by Sue
This book is a collection of seven short stories taking place mostly in New York and Massachusetts.
The stories are about infidelity, grief, generation gaps between fathers... Read more
Just picked this up and have only read a dozen or so pages but I like where the story is going. Quick and interesting and I look forward to finishing the book. Read morePublished on April 1, 2012 by J. Johnson
Great stories all, my favorite, (the last) "Beyond Any Blessing," a small heartbreak. This story alone could've been fleshed out to book length. I wish it had been.Published on March 14, 2012 by Maura Verderame