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Hope Lies in Less: Short Stories Paperback – May 10, 2015
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Hope Lies in Less is awesome. Almost as good a chocolate. Better than first-time sex. How's that for a review? You need these words. - When Mom Can from If I Write
Hope Lies in Less is an epic piece of masterful writing. Those familiar with Kris will not be disappointed, and those unfamiliar with her works will be hooked. - Rodney Lacroix, comedic author of Things Go Wrong For Me, Perhaps I've Said Too Much, and Romantic as Hell
From the Author
Hope Lies in Less chronicles the unfolding of moments that might, in the normal course of things, go unnoticed except in their passing ... Smoke takes flight. Linens are drenched in urine. Routes are traced red upon a map. Blue eggs shatter against the windshield. A girl does not fit in a dollhouse. Invisible ink writes farewell. A lock turns on a hinge-splintered door. Children appear in limbs. Upon the mundanity of everyday details, lives are laid bare and disassembled. This deeply intimate collection of stories explores the shadowed truths of the moments between moments. Within the tellings of threshold, these stories examine what it is to exist thoughtfully in this world ... what it is to be human ... what it takes to reconcile the darkness with the light and accept that in the end, we all stop casting shadows. Meaning exists, but so does absence. Hope lies in less.
Top customer reviews
It is a highly satisfying book. Once that you will grab over and over again, just to read a story or two, ok just one more.
I think of this book as the darkest of dark chocolate, sometimes bitter, best consumed in small bites, but luxurious, rich, and unique.
Most recent customer reviews
These stories are wonderful.Read more