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In his second collection, on a distant ridgeline, Sam Reese creates twelve vivid and tenderly drawn tales with moments and memories that linger just out of reach. Between the past and present and potential reconciliations—and with a keen eye on the subtle balance of human connection—relationships and their fractured qualities are central to this new gathering of stories.

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Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 14th 2021 by Platypus Press
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Dane Cobain
Aug 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book was a cracking collection of literary fiction style short stories, and a big shout out is owed to the incredible Isabelle Kenyon for being kind enough to send me this one. She’s got great taste when it comes to short stories, and this is a testament to that. It was a refreshing take on the short story and one of those cool collections where the disparate stories all come together to provide an overall theme.

It’s also one of those collections where the pleasure is more in the reading an
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Amy Louise
Sep 16, 2021 rated it liked it
Sam Reese’s second collection, on a distant ridgeline, features twelve beautifully constructed stories that, though not lengthy in their word count (the whole collection is a slender 180 pages), certainly provide plenty for the reader to mull over and consider.

From a tale of two brothers finding their feet in a new environment to a sinister story of a young girl, her mother, and the compulsions that bind them, on a distant ridgeline is a wide-ranging collection and each of the stories can, at fi
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