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These stories about family and love go to the heart of life, and touched my heart deeply.
Words are laid down in intricate sentences that evolve into paragraphs describing and evoking characters and scenes with depth and meaning.
Mary L. Tabor's new collection is a must-read for anyone who enjoys crisply written, thematically rich short stories.
I am going to quote the last three lines of the last short story in this strange and beautiful book.
"She did not know what she deserved or what was just. Read more
I am an avid reader of short stories and I was very pleased to have bought this collection by Mary Tabor. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Emilio
Every time I move, I've had to let go of some of my books. I'm down to one shelf now! But The Woman Who Never Cooked will always move with me, no matter where I go. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jennifer C.
This very smart collection of stories is also deeply moving. In the tradition of Virginia Wolff, the drama of The Woman Who Never Cooked is in the concentrated power of seemingly... Read morePublished on October 31, 2009 by Helen W. Mallon
This collection of "fiction" is infused with strong memoir quality. As memoir, it's gripping: an interior view of current relationships layered on family background that provides... Read morePublished on April 16, 2008 by Daniel C. Schuman
The life and love of the Chekhovian short story live with this writer's work. Each sentence is a delight--some of her sentences are puzzling and demand rereading. Read morePublished on March 28, 2008 by H. Sebring