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In Tourist Season, award-winning author Enid Shomer offers ten brilliant, richly detailed unforgettable stories of resilient women, aged seventeen to seventy, each at a pivotal point in her life. Their journeys cross distances of place and mind: A middle-aged Floridian who learns that she is the reincarnation of a Buddhist saint takes daring steps on her path to enlightenment; a long-buried secret forces one woman to leave the daughter she deeply loves; a Radcliffe student faces shocking family...more
Shomer has range and depth in her collection. “Fill In The Blank” was a story told on two levels, and even though I didn’t really like the protagonist Garland, I like how the story unfolded. What I disliked the most about th ...more
My favorite was "Laws of Nature". It reminded me of some of the mythology I read avidly as a young reader.
Some stories seemed more thoughtful and adhesive than others. All in all it was a pleasant reading experience. Nothing earth shattering, although a couple of the stories seemed to end rather abruptly and required the reader to supply the resolution.