A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain | book review

Title: A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories Author: Robert Olen Butler Series: n/a Publisher: Henry Holt and Company Publication Date: 1992 Genre(s): Short stories, Fiction Opening Line: I have no hatred in me. --from "Open Arms" The Synopsis This is a collection of short stories about the Vietnamese living in America post-war. Through fifteen varied stories, Butler…

Seventeen Syllables | book review

Title: Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories Author: Hisaye Yamamoto Series: n/a Publisher: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press Publication Date: 1988 Genre(s): Short stories, Asian-American, Realistic fiction Opening Line: In the middle of the morning, the telephone rings. -from "The High-Heeled Shoes" The Synopsis Here is a collection of short stories written by Hisaye Yamamoto, first published…

The Opposite of Loneliness | book review

I'm tired. It's been a long summer and finally I'm getting ready to move back into school. This review kind of sucks compared to my others because I only have my Kindle to write it on, and it's midnight and I'm tired. Have I mentioned I'm tired? Title: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories…

Trigger Warning | book review

Title: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: William Morrow Publication Date: February 2015 Rating: 4.5 stars Opening Line: There are things that upset us. There are few authors I've read during my nineteen years of life who can give me chills and force me to think the way Neil Gaiman does. Over the past couple years, I…

Einstein’s Beach House | book review

Title: Einstein’s Beach House: Stories Author: Jacob M. Appel Publisher: Pressgang Publication Date: October 2014 Rating: 4 stars A big thankyou to the author, Jacob Appel, for sending me a free copy of the book! I was thrilled to have the chance to read this collection of short stories and, as promised, here is my review.…