Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Thing about Great White Sharks - TLC Book Tour

Title: The Thing About Great White Sharks
Author: Rebecca Adams Wright
Publisher: Little A (Amazon Publishing)
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Acquired Via: TLC Book Tours

In this collection’s richly imagined title story, our brutal and resourceful protagonist is determined to protect her family from a murderous, shark-ridden world—at any cost. Elsewhere, an old woman uncovers a sinister plot while looking after a friend’s plants (“Orchids”), and a girl in the war-torn countryside befriends an unlikely creature (“Keeper of the Glass”). In “Barnstormers,” a futuristic flying circus tries to forestall bankruptcy with one last memorable show. At the heart of “Sheila” is the terrible choice a retired judge must make when faced with the destruction of his beloved robotic dog, and “Yuri, in a Blue Dress” follows one of the last survivors of an alien invasion as she seeks help.

Extending from World War II to the far future, these fifteen stories offer a gorgeously observed perspective on our desire for connection and what it means to have compassion—for ourselves, for one another, for our past…and for whatever lies beyond.


My thoughts:

Though I love long novels, I have to say that I have a special affinity for short stories.  Maybe because I'm a busy mom and sometimes don't have the time to sit and read a book without having to put it down, which becomes frustrating because I tend to lose track of the story.

Short stories are perfect for those moments when I have a bit of free time but can set it down and walk away knowing that I've finished that particular story, and the next time I open the book up it will be something new.

I really enjoyed this book, there was a mix of everything which made every single story unique and totally different from the one before.

Orchids, Keeper of the Glass and Yuri in a Blue Dress were some of my favorites.  Aliens, ghosts, WWII, some of the things I most love reading about, all compiled into one neat little book.

Loved, loved it. 

Thank you to TLC Book Tours for providing me with a review copy.


Amy at love made my home said...

Short stories are great for busy people for dipping in and out of aren't they! xx

Carrie B. said...

Short stories are so fun - and these sure sound very imaginative!
Thanks for sharing and happy weekend dear Lady! xo

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I love short stories but I often forget to keep them handy. I need to get better at having a collection on hand at all time.

Thanks for being a part of the tour!