Friday, March 17, 2017

Review: All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown Catherine Burns, editor

Review: All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown
Catherine Burns, editor
Crown Archetype
2017

A forward by Neil Gaiman?  I half expected stories from the beyond from this collection.  You know those campfire stories that give you chills and haunt you forever.  There are stories here that may stay with you for a long time and you can’t say you weren’t warned.  
Front Cover 
The happy part is that these stories leave you believing that maybe there just might be some good left here and there in this world.  I sampled various stories just so I’d have some left to read after I put up this review.  I wanted them for those days that land you once in a while when you need to hear something positive.  And that is why I recommend this one to you.  The authors of the individual stories tell their own tale in their way.  Some of them are tough reads, but ones that showed me even in those situations there’s still hope, that the strength to go on can be had, if I choose.  Others are the kind that make you smile.  Some have you cheering.  It’s just a good book to have around.  

And The Moth continues their work at https://themoth.org/  ,and through podcasts and other means if you want more or think you’d like to contribute your own story.  “The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience.”  I think they achieved their mission with this set of stories.

I received this book from the publisher in return for a review.

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