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“Poppies” is about first love—its sometimes dark and tender, fleeting nature—by award-winning writer Ulrica Hume. It appears in her new collection of interrelated tales, House of Miracles.
ebook, 20 pages
Published September 6th 2013 by Blue Circle Press
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Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Before I get started on my review, I want to say that I really like the cover art. It is simplistic, yet drew me in. I'm not really sure why, but it's just very pretty to me.

I enjoyed this story a lot. A woman looking back on the interconnected stories of her life, some happy and some sad, of memories and people. Beautifully written.

Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
This was a beautifully written short story about a young woman looking back on her life and her first experience with love. There was a slight darkness too it but not in a horror sort of way. More like a "that's part of life" kind of darkness. There was also innocence. It was very enjoyable and free on amazon so it is worth picking up. I will be checking out more work by the author. ...more
Tyesha Litz
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a beautiful story I highlighted a ton of lines but I believe my favorite one was “The undercurrent even the most casual goodbye is that it might be the last one.” I'll definitely be checking out more stories by this author.
Jul 08, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

What I read was good but I need to read the whole book before I give a true rating x

Gisela Hausmann
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Loved it. Reading the story felt like being a part of it; Ulrica Hume’s words feel like watching a French movie, shot in black and white.

“… It had to be him – anyone else would have used the doorbell. But I wanted to be sure, so I parted he drapes to see who was on the pother side.
David Granger stood solemnly in the glow of the streetlight. He wore the same threadbare bell-bottoms, and thrown over one should, a fringed gray poncho. His legs were as long and thin and saplings,
“All right!” he sai
Aug 13, 2014 rated it liked it
This is a short story that is beautifully written. I loved the colorful images in the story painted as if on a canvass. Lovely, can't wait to read more. ...more
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Sep 07, 2014 rated it liked it
This was a short story with a lot of little clips of life, like flicking through a box of snapshots, but never lingering enough to look at the whole picture of a girl growing up in the 60s.
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Ulrica Hume is the author of An Uncertain Age, a “wickedly sophisticated” spiritual mystery novel, which was longlisted for a Northern California Book Award. Her earlier work, House of Miracles, a collection of tales about love, was a finalist for the D.H. Lawrence Fellowship; the title story was selected by PEN and broadcast on NPR. She has written about tearooms, reading rooms, the seven deadly ...more

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