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Little Stories

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My mind started racing. We had never really planned to live together; we hadn't planned on living apart, either. After she moved in with me, it was easier to get more involved than it was to cause a scene and split up What we had certainly wasn't the spiritual love of Shakespeare's sonnets, but it was certainly a comfort born of affection and habit The tales and vignettes...more
Hardcover, 108 pages
Published August 14th 2008 by Outskirts Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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Grady
Little Stories: Eleven Musings on the Fragility of Life

Jeff Roberts is an author to watch. His first book, LITTLE STORIES, a compilation of works written while an undergraduate at University of Iowa, is such a rich literary experience for the reader that it seems we have a very important new voice rising in American literature. He has the ability to observe quiet events of everyday life and from them mold brief episodes of stories that seem so much a part of our own experiences that he startles...more
Cheryl Anne Gardner
The book blurb says: Little Stories takes a critical look at the inevitable moments of betrayal and loneliness in our awkward quest to love and be loved, but the reader will discover the value - and even joy - to be had by looking backward and facing the past.

Yes, these are everyday stories of love, betrayal, and the general taint of humanity, so they are very relatable … maybe too relatable for me. With each story, I was looking for the edge. I wanted to gaze into the abyss, feel the heartbrea...more
Diane
Little Stories is a compilation of past, present, and future.
Little Stories present the reader with short glimpses written from scenes of the different stages and ages of life. Some of the same characters are woven throughout several of the stories. The themes of choices, decisions, plans, and multi-generation events progress with varying degrees of drama. Some have life lessons and other stories seem to be written as memories.
The titles of some chapters such as Relativity, A Question of Perspec...more
Shannon McGee
Little Stories is just that, a bunch of little stories of different people at different places in there lives. Written by the author while he attended college.
Starting the first story “Relativity” captures the feelings of loss, anger and disappointment.
Another story “A Triptych” where a married man on a break from his wife sits on a bus next to an older farmer who misses his dead wife of 50 years. As the older gentleman talks about his history with his wife the younger man thinks of his wife. Th...more
Sonia Reppe
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Feb 06, 2009 KyleeJ marked it as set-aside
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