Some Collected Collection Blurbs!

Hello readers!

Teresa has been reading some recent and upcoming collections–short stories and essays, humorous and not. We’ve collected some of her blurbs about collections into one…collection. If I keep saying the word “collection” will it lose all meaning?

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Cinderella and the Glass Ceiling, by Laura Lane and Ellen Haun

9781580059060

Every story in this book was amazing–in fact I read through them all twice because I loved them so much. From the Little Mermaid learning she doesn’t need a man when she has herself to Mulan fighting to earn equal pay from the Chinese government, Laura Lane has created a collection of re-imagined fairy tales that will not disappoint. Lane also touches on some serious subjects (example: how when white women go missing everyone is invested in their story but when a woman of color goes missing nothing is taken seriously…told in the Lane’s version of Beauty and the Beast) with poise, grace and humor. Seriously, do yourself a favor and put this book on your TBR shelf, you’ll thank me. I laughed, several times so hard I cried and snorted.

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And I Do Not Forgive You, by Amber Sparks

9781631496202

Amber Sparks’ latest collection of short stories does not disappoint…not in the slightest. Vivid and intense all the stories focus on revenge, friendship or the re-telling of history when it comes to women. The story “Is The Future A Nice Place for Girls?” will stick with me for a long time; it gave me chills as soon as I finished it. Highly recommend!

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Wow, No Thank You, by Samantha Irby 

9780525563488

Samantha Irby has made herself a lifelong fan out of me with this book. I couldn’t stop laughing while reading this. The essays named “Girls Gone Mild” and “Love and Marriage” had me rolling on the floor, trying to wipe the tears from my eyes so I could finish them. “Girl Gone Mild” spoke to my soul on many levels and I couldn’t wait to share it with all my girlfriends. Irby is funny but she is also able to talk about some serious subjects in a way that I can’t quite put into words…which is why she is extremely talented in my opinion. I loved how this collection encompassed everything from single life in Chicago, almost getting a dog in surburbia, to dealing with her wife’s children. A powerhouse collection of essays that I am still thinking about.

–Teresa

You can purchase any or all of these books online by clicking on their titles above, or by calling the store to reserve copies.

Happy reading!

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