If A Stranger Approaches You

written by Laura Kasischke
Her first collection of fifteen short stories.

The title of the book:

If A Stranger Approaches You

The title of the last story in the book.

A book review...

I don't think you can get any better than this. Each story well written in an easy to read, style. Rivoting! Each story with it's own twisted ending. Each story leaving you miffed, bewildered, surprised! Each story unique. Of life's little fleeting moments. 

Laura gets to the meat of her subject, quickly! 

Makes her surprise known. Then lets the stories end.  No dilly-dallying.  No frills.  Exactly what you want, and all you need. 

These fifteen stories have the ability to stir emotions. You feel the empathy, the love, the sorrows as if they were your own.

Once you read the first story, Mona you'll understand what I mean.  

What is this? I had to read the next story, Memmorial right away. Weird!

I couldn't put it down, after that!

I don't mean weird in a scary way.  More, thought provoking. More, psycho dramatic. More Alfred Hitchcock'ish than Hitchcock himself.

I give it five stars out of five  *****

You won't be disappointed.

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About the author:

Laura Kasischke born 1961, has published eight collections of poetry and eight novels. An award winner: Guggenheim Fellowship Award, National Endowment for the Arts, 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for Space in Chains.  Now living with her husband and son in Chelsea, Michigan. 

She teaches at the University of Michigan. 

Like most of the books I read, this one came from the Surrey Public Library. On the shelf Books We Liked

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