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Girl Trouble by Holly Goddard Jones
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Sep 25, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011, fiction, five-star-books, short-stories
Read from November 26 to December 06, 2011

Very rarely does it occur when I love every single selection in a short story collection, and this is one such occasion. I literally loved every moment of this book. Jones has a way of writing in plain, everyday English that draws you in and doesn't let you go. I am from Nashville (one of the cities mentioned frequently in the book) and I spent many summers with relatives in Western Kentucky. There were so many times during this book when I found myself jumping and saying "yes!" because I knew exactly the scenery, people, and events that Jones was describing. This collection has no slow moments, from the first story to the last story she manages to keep her depictions and characters vivid and believable. Standout stories are the dual point of view pieces "Parts" and "Proof of God," as well as "Allegory of a Cave." Love love loved this book...

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