Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Mosaics 2: A Collection of Independent Women” as Want to Read:
Mosaics 2: A Collection of Independent Women
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Mosaics 2: A Collection of Independent Women

by
4.80  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Mosaics: A Collection of Independent Women will inspire and shock you with its multi-faceted look at the history and culture surrounding femininity. If gender is a construct, this anthology is the house it built. Look through its many rooms, some bright and airy, some terrifying-- with monsters lurking in the shadows.

Mosaics Volume Two features twenty self-identified fema
...more
Kindle Edition
Published May 1st 2016 by DayDreams Dandelions Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Mosaics 2, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Mosaics 2

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-45
4.80  · 
Rating details
 ·  15 ratings  ·  10 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
Bookphile
I'm going to try to do a piece by piece review of this collection, since I feel like my review of the first anthology didn't do it justice. Go read both of them, now.

Some spoilers will follow, though I'll do my best to keep them to a minimum.

Painted Truths and Prayer Breads by Nillu Nasser Stelter

Considering the ongoing plight of Syrian refugees, this story seems particularly timely. I was incredibly moved by the way the author considered both sides, and her sensitivity in depicting the struggle
...more
Lynda Dickson
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ages 16+
Mosaics Volume 2 is a collection of short stories, poems, and essays from 22 female writers. It also includes artworks by three female artists. Here are my thoughts on some of the stories:

"Painted Truths and Prayer Beads" parallels the stories of Ugandan refugee Malek and her English neighbor Joyce, two very different women from two very different backgrounds. It will take a tragedy to bring them together.

In "Starting Over" Kellis is rescued by a Bennite hospital ship (Onari) after a fire aboar
...more
Anna Tan
Apr 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, review-copy
I don't usually read so slowly, but in my defence, I was travelling and stopped midway. Also did not manage to read on the plane (slept instead).

Like Mosaics: A Collection of Independent Women, Mosaics 2 is a collection of stories, poetry, art and essays that talk about the vast undefinable experience of being a woman.

Painted Truths and Prayer Beads (Nillu Nasser Stelter) is the grudging meeting between local whites and their immigrant neighbours; explosive, angry, loving, understanding. Starti
...more
Justicereads
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to be given the chance to read and review volume 2 of Mosaics, because I had loved volume 1 so much. Feminism is presented with pride and boldness in these short stories, poems and essays. I love that women’s voices are loud and clear in these words and express love, pain, and encouragement for other women of every race.

The book starts with “Painted Truths and Prayer Beads” by Nillu Nasser Stelter a story about a mother, a refugee from Uganda with her twin sons that are now liv
...more
J.C. Wing
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Blue Silk Dress takes place in North Queensland, Australia in 1968. Elise Miller is a child who doesn’t completely understand all of the sordid details that make up her family’s sad story, but she sees well enough the overall picture. She knows that as soon as things feel like they’ve settled, her father, who works for the railways, gets called out again. She knows that every time this happens, and they have to pack up and move
...more
Eden Sharp
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic anthology of original and moving stories.

This is a fantastic anthology of stories from a talented collective of authors whose have produced stories that are original, beautifully written and moving. My favourite is Blue Silk Dress by Alison Ripley-Cubitt. This particular story, set in Queensland in the late 1960s, places you at once squarely in the heat, red dry earth and lonely beauty of a desolate landscape painted so vividly and, at the same time, straight inside a slice of family d
...more
Susan (The Book Bag)
First of all, I have to say that I was totally impressed with Mosaics 1. The stories and poems included were amazing. So the bar was set pretty high for Mosaics 2, which is celebrating it's release day today, May 1st.

Well, let me tell you, Mosaics 2 is another great anthology full of incredible short stories, essays, poetry, and art work. It contains a little bit of everything, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. An extremely talented group of women came together to create this masterpi
...more
Crystal Kinhofer
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Profits donated to the Pixel Project to End Violence Against Women.

Mosaics: A collection of independent women Vol. 2 brings together a mix of stories, poems, art and essays that show the experiences women from all walks of life endure, real or fiction.

I took longer than I expected to read through and write this review. What I love about collections and anthologies like this is that there is something in here for everyone. For me, I struggled th
...more
Karen
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very interesting read by some amazing authors.
There's to many stories to comment about so I have picked
the book by P.K Tyler the name of her work is El Naddaha
So here's the review. Nadirah has had trouble sleeping through
the night even when she was a child. When she was in high school
she was going to a therapist because of it . When she went off to college
She started to sleep though and strange things started to happen and she
was having trouble staying awake now. This is one stor
...more
Sairah Virani
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I picked the short story “PAINTED TRUTHS AND PRAYER BEADS
BY NILLU NASSER STELTER”
Really enjoyed it from the outset. Well written and has a good plot. Touched on so many real life situations. The struggles of refugees in new lands with new cultures and languages but also the unity and humanity that is created with time and how we all try to make our lives look like the perfect bubbles they are not.
I look forward to reading more by this author and from the talented women that make up this wonderfu
...more
Alison Cubitt
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Catherine Schaff-Stump
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Lennon
rated it it was amazing
Jun 23, 2017
Nicole Gaudier
rated it it was amazing
May 10, 2017
Joanne Huff
rated it it was amazing
Jan 24, 2017
Nillu Nasser
Feb 22, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Aletia
marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2016
Kim Wells
Feb 22, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Emily Michael
Feb 22, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Anne Johnson
Feb 22, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Jordanne Fuller
marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2016
Angie Taylor
marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2016
Kelly Spoer
marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2016
Jessica West
Feb 22, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Chelo Diaz-Ludden
marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2016
Julie Rea
marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2016
Ari
marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2016
Kristina Webster
Feb 23, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Laurie Richards
marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2016
Kara Lauren
marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2016
Naomi
marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2016
Audrey Carroll
Apr 22, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Leah (White Sky Project)
marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2016
Mark McKay
marked it as to-read
May 02, 2016
~Gen hearts books.~
marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2016
Sandra Crow
marked it as to-read
Nov 16, 2016
Rhonda L.
marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2016
Louise BDGG
marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2017
Ahmed H. Mansour
marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2017
Jennifer Bradshaw
marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2017
Alice Arnold
marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2017
Ramonica
marked it as to-read
May 07, 2017
Shelita
marked it as to-read
Jun 06, 2017
Taylor Henning
marked it as to-read
Jun 16, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
24 followers
Kim wrote her first critically acclaimed (if you call her fourth grade teacher a critic, and she does) short story when she was 9 years old. It was about Christmas in a Cave, and it featured such topical, ground-breaking subjects as homelessness & cave dwelling. She's been writing ever since. The state of publication depends on who you ask.

She has a Ph.D. in Literature, with specialties in Ame
...more