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The Family Cannon

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The debut collection by author Halina Duraj brings readers an American family, strikingly individual but recognizable to us all—as strange and familiar as home. An escalating neighborhood feud takes an unanticipated turn. A college student visiting Poland learns about drinking, dancing, and some of the more perplexing mysteries of adulthood. A mother opens up about her ...more
Paperback, First, 113 pages
Published January 2014 by Augury Books
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Robert Parker
Sep 07, 2015 Robert Parker rated it really liked it
Beautiful, but I have to admit I have a bias...Halina is a friend. A book club highlight was her visit June 2014. Still, her collection of short stories (reads like a novel) is really good...A club favorite in 2014.
The story about the Cannon family (who own a family cannon) is quirky and thought provoking...a wonderfully poignant family saga....lots of laughs and some tears.
If you're looking for something different from an award winning up and coming author, this is your book.
Peter Rock
Aug 11, 2014 Peter Rock rated it really liked it
What a wonderfully constructed (which is to say it doesn't feel constructed at all) collection of stories. They really resonate together, build up a world and a history of worlds old and new. I'm especially impressed with Duraj's confidence in her endings. She trusts us. And the final story, "The Company Keeps," just slayed me. Wow.
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