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4.67  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Poet and novelist Cheryl Snell presents interlocking short stories, where harmonicas, Barbie dolls, and facts about science weave in and out of the narrative of how we live now.
Published (first published January 10th 2011)
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Apr 06, 2011 Sheila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some short stories tell simple tales to immediate effect. Others draw the reader deeper, leaving a lingering taste on the tongue or haunting music in the air. Cheryl Snell’s tales in this collection belong to that second type. Bounded at both ends by the song of a harmonica, the author creates vividly real and wounded characters. There’s Roger, falling to twin temptations, beginning a tune but never quite ending it as the heat wave passes through. There’s Zoe, filling her mind with facts and ...more
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When I married into a Hindu Brahmin family, I began to write seriously as a way to penetrate the protocol of another culture. My novels, Shiva's Arms and Rescuing Ranu explore South Indian life, particularly the stage referred to as samsara.The term haunted me for awhile— samsara--the sibilance of a word that can connote drowning. I had been read
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