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"'Curiosity Killed the Sphinx' is a fine collection that gives readers much to think about." - The Midwest Book Review


"Holmes likes to use language vividly and originally ... [She] also uses patterns of imagery to convey her themes. In one of my favourite stories, 'Nuts and Bolts', a childfree couple choose not to spend a holiday with friends..."  Ruth Latta, The Compulsive Reader


" The stories aren't ghost stories, but there's an eerie coolness in Holmes's work ...In every story, there is something lurking just beyond the edges of eyesight." -  E. D. Watson, Front Porch Journal

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A couple clashing with early computers, a divorced woman finding her scattered family to be strangers, a girl running away to the shop where her parents' antiques were sold, Midwestern college students in weather and water emergencies - these are some of the conflicts examined by the author. Past solutions tempt these characters as they consider contemporary choices.
 
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Press Americana (May 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982955839
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982955833
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,358,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By murti on January 6, 2013
Format: Paperback
I read it twice. I am gonna read it again. I loved it. Great stories. I recommend this book to anyone.
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