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Love and friendships are possible at any age, at any time.
Aging isn’t easy but adjusting is possible.
LIFE’S TWISTS AND TURNS is a special collection of twelve contemporary fictional stories that will remind you of someone you may know, a similar situation, or even of something about your own life.
Review from Judge, 28th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards:
“Author writes with a welcoming voice, engaging the reader from the start, and author structures these short stories in such a way that they build upon each other. Nice structure, and nice flow established between them. There’s not a lull in here, no comparably weaker parts that a reader might skim to find more excitement and energy. Well done. Food (specifically cinnamon rolls) is a theme thread here, conveying a sense of home, comfort, warmth. Reader reacts well to this sensory moment and coming back to it throughout the book grounds the stories in tenderness. I loved the food imagery and description, such as comparing grief to overcooked pasta. Author wisely lets food items do a lot of the talking: apple pie, cinnamon rolls, even the diner itself. Food is a treasure trove of narrative power, and author uses it well. It’s such a gut-wrenching realization that there’s no turning it back to how it was before, and that you can’t function as you had before. Overwhelm is felt in this book. Author writes emotion well. Descriptions carry good depth: “cinnamon scent that seemed to be her personal fragrance” goes far to deepen both characters.”
These encouraging short stories about aging are for anyone. They will touch you in some way. They will warm your heart, make you smile, make you remember, and maybe bring a tear to your eye.
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