And thereby hangs a tale

From  Rita Anderson

Title:  And thereby hangs a tale

Author:  Jeffrey archer

15 short stories based on real in incidents. Each one is a pleasant surprise

Chestnut Street

From Margaret Mezzacapo

Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy

When I reviewed A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy, I noted that it was the last book she wrote before her death. Turns out, not quite . . . Chestnut Street is a collection of short stories published posthumously. The common thread is that all of the characters live on the same street, albeit with different lives and circumstances, and serve as proof that appearances can be deceiving. People can differ significantly from the images they project (although you’ve never met such a large cast of philandering husbands and deserting fathers in any of Binchy’s prior works). The stories seem a little disjointed at times, yet you’ll still hear the lilt of the characters’ accents as you read along, and you’ll still wish that there would be more Maeve Binchy books to come.

Chestnut Street

From Margaret Mezzacapo
Author:  Maeve  Binchy
Title:  Chestnut Street 
Chestnut Street is a collection of short stories published posthumously. The common thread is that all of the characters live on the same street, albeit with different lives and circumstances, and serve as proof that appearances can be deceiving. People can differ significantly from the images they project (although you’ve never met such a large cast of philandering husbands and deserting fathers in any of Binchy’s prior works). The stories seem a little disjointed at times, yet you’ll still hear the lilt of the characters’ accents as you read along, and you’ll still wish that there would be more Maeve Binchy books to come.

WRITING OUR WAY HOME

From adele gresser
Title:  WRITING OUR WAY HOME
Author:  TED SELOTAROSS
THIS BOOK IS A COMPILATION OF SHORT STORIES WRITTEN BY WELL KNOWN AUTHORS OF THE JEWISH FAITH AND SOME UNKNOWN TO ME AUTHORS.  SOME OF THE STORIES ARE ON ASSIMILATION,EMERGING FEMINISM, RELIGIOUS IDEALS AND SECULAR AND TRADITIONAL THOUGHTS.  MANY OF THESE STORIES WERE BEYOND MY UNDERSTANDING.  I DID, HOWEVER, ENJOY SAUL BELLOW, E. L. DOCTOROW, BERNARD BELLOW PHILLIP ROTH, I. B.SINGER WHO WERE FEATURED IN THIS BOOK I READ AS A READING CLUB MEMBER.

Bloody Horowitz

From Kyle Teen Book Reviewer
Author:  Anthony  Horowitz
Bloody Horowitz 
I read the book Bloody Horowitz by Anthony Horowitz. This has 12 different stories in it that do not have happy endings. One of the stories in this book was about a guy named Henry who accused Darren Shan of stealing his story and rewording parts of it in his own words. Then Henry tries to murder Darren Shan by sending him a letter with poison on the envelope. Henry hopes Darren Shan will open the letter and lick the poison off the envelope before sending him a letter back. Darren Shan receives Henry’s letter in the mail. It is all over the news that Darren Shan was murdered by licking poison off an envelope that one of his fans sent to him. You have to read the story to find out what happens next.

 This was my favorite story in this book because I thought it was weird how someone would try to murder another person by putting poison on an envelope. This was a scary, yet very interesting and fun book to read. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a bunch of different scary stories without happy endings.

The Collected Stories of Chester Himes

From Andrea Payne
author: Himes, Chester
 The Collected Stories of Chester Himes
This book has many of the author’s short stories from the late 1920’s through the late 1960’s.  Some of the writing was a little difficult to
understand because of the terminology used in the 1920s.  I am biased towards Himes because he is one of my favorite authors in general and I love reading about his tales of life during those times because it gives a great deal of historical insight into how things were during those days.  He is very profound and has a unique style that has never since been duplicated.