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Mosaics: A Collection of Independent Women (Independent Women Anthology Book 1) by [Wells, Kim, Tyler, P.K., Bowes, Keyan, Ludden, Chelo Diaz, Fuller, Jordanne, Telford, Keira Michelle, Johnson, L.S., Julie Rea]
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From the Back Cover

Table of Contents: 
Susan Kaye Quinn: Foreword
Deborah Walker: Wax Anatomist's Daughter
Ari Harradine: The Girl Made of Glass
Chelo Diaz-Ludden: Someleze's Children
Keyan Bowes: Happily Ever After in Twelve Stained Glass Panels
Caroline M. Cao: Kaguya at Leisure 
P.K. Tyler: Book of Lilith
Tonya Liburd: Adventures in Gaming
Julie Rea: Pain Relief
Kelsey MakiOpen Space
Kim Wells: Star Girl and Captain Obvious Meet the Troll
Patty Somlo: The Day The Wind Stopped Blowing
Elizabeth S. Wolf: Synergy/Contradictions
Sarina Dorie: The Chinchorro Boy
Jordanne Fuller: The Last Automaton
Keira Michelle Telford:  Femina Virtus
Sylvia Spruck Wrigley: Space Travel Loses Its Allure When You've Lost Your Moon Cup
Naomi Elster: The Reluctant Flesheater
Karen Heuler: The Living Wood 
L.S. Johnson: The Queen of Lakes

About the Author

20+ women from intersectional feminist, womanist, GLBT, disabled communities join together to write inherently woman centered fiction,poetry, and essays in order to raise money for an anti Violence Against Women charity.

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  • File Size: 13362 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: DayDreams Dandelions Press (March 6, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 6, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01BW43VLW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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The struggles of women due to their expected place in society/culture/family throughout time and across the world is the common thread in all of these indie stories. Motherhood is definitely a strong focus. Other issues women deal with here in relation to oppression and independence include racism, disability, ill-health, menstruation, lesbianism, sexuality, marriage, loss, aging, inequality, male dominance, abuse, and infidelity.

Nineteen authors (20 if you count the foreword) are published here... two that submitted poems, one essay, and a number of flash fiction-- genres varied... there was even some art attached to the opening of some stories. Most of the readings here are pretty short. About four stories were clearly humorous. A lot more were somewhere on the serious side and carried a literary quality and tone.

Overall, I was pleased at the selection and caliber of writing here. I'm especially happy to note that Volume 2 will be primarily different writers... that means plenty of new female authors to explore.

I totally enjoy all woman-centered themes, but as someone who didn't choose motherhood, I'd love to see other female-related themes as a key focus in future volumes. Also, a couple of readings were inspired by old folktales or legends or had references to such... this would be confusing for a reader not familiar with them. It would be helpful to make a footnote of such or what they mean to add clarity, understanding, and increase appreciation of such readings.
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"The Wax Anatomist's Daughter" by Deborah Walker

About mothers and daughters and the inevitable destinies we share with our flesh and blood.
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Mosaics: A Collection of independent women is the first volume in an anthology series. Within its pages are tales that range in subject and style. The stories share a common ground, that being of raising awareness and promoting acceptance of various lifestyles including that of gender and sexual diversity. Profits from the sales of Mosaics are being donated to The Pixels Project: To end violence against women. This of itself is a worthy enough cause to purchase the book. The anthology contains mature subject matter and many of the stories would be considered to be controversial. But controversy can be a positive thing and used for a bold purpose and that is where Mosaics truly shines. The anthology is beautifully produced and would make a wonderful addition to any library. Five stars!
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In the past, anthologies have been hit or miss, sometimes sharing worlds connected by an author or theme, sometimes disjointed with little to recommend. I've been lucky lately to be able to read anthologies of the first type, written by talented authors sharing their visions and dreams. Mosaics: A Collection of Independent Woman is a top-notch collection, with tales of varying lengths, time periods, and endings, but all with the theme of women celebrating their strength, sometimes in unique ways.

Susan Kaye Quinn starts out this collection by sharing a little of her own story that led her to the path of becoming a strong woman who constantly battles against the expectations and requirements that others tried placing on her. She is a brilliant role-model and someone who I look up to, so it's always great reading more about her and getting an insight into her thoughts.

The stories themselves range from flash fiction and poetry to longer short stories, long enough to give you a satisfying story while being short enough to allow a great variety without any one story overpowering the others. Some of the stories are reinterpretations of fairy tales and myths, some stories are set in the future, some in the past, and some deal with the more mundane aspects of our current events. While I had some stories that I would consider "favorites," all of the stories are enjoyable and I would encourage others to pick up stories by any of these authors.

To me, four stories stood out as the strongest. I say this only because they stayed in my mind the longest, making me wish they were longer, or that I had more about that same character to read.
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This is a collection of stories, poems, and art from female authors collected into an anthology for charitable sale. All proceeds will be given the the Pixel Project to support the production of films that will highlight, and hopefully end, violence against women.

The stories are not related in any way. They are diverse, with characters who are of color, disabled, of varying ages, and in various states of control regarding their lives and opportunities. All together these stories represent many people, all female, who are taking steps toward empowerment. The tone varies from story to story, but you should expect all of them to resound with desire to better their situation. From the African woman whose husband abuses her and her daughters finally taking a stand, to the wheelchair-bound woman fighting Social Security to get her due benefits, to the elderly woman, shamed at the lack of interest she receives from her only child--the one she continually sacrifices herself for, these women want a life free of drama, and pain, and suffering. And they deserve it. And they take it, make it happen.

These are very uplifting messages. The characters empower themselves. Oh, how I gloried with the octagenarian stealing her own car back from her shiftless daughter. Oh, how I giggled when Captain Obvious had to cool his heels so the narrator could tour with Star Girl. Oh, how I felt the rage of gamer girls /deleted by hate speech, or Lilith's impotence when Ya gave Adam the power to name all in creation. There are so many points of view to experience in this collection.

Length of each offering varies from short poems to longer stories. There's a little bit for everyone.
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