Sunday, 23 March 2014

Review: Seven Tales of Love by Agnes Irene

Seven brief tales depict various expressions of love-unwanted, unrequited, passionate, enduring-from the bright beginnings of youth, through the doubts and changes of middle age, to the comfort and familiarity of old age.

Paperback, 44 pages
Published October 13th 2013 by Createspace (first published March 2011) 

Kristine's Thoughts:

* I received a copy of this book from the author via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.*

I have to start out by saying that this is a very short book consisting of seven very short stories that all deal with different aspects of love. It can easily be read in about half an hour.

Each story portrays a different angle or perspective of love in an almost abstract kind of way. Some of them make you stop and think, perhaps questioning the relevance or point of the story. In my opinion, this is intentional on the part of the author as a way to make the reader reflect. It certainly got me thinking. Others are quite obviously about love in the way that we perceive it.

As stated in the synopsis, it covers everything from unwanted, unrequited, passionate and undying love of all kinds. It was a nice, quick read that is sure to make you reflect and think and I was happy to have had the opportunity to read it.

About the Author

Agnes Irene writes about the celebration of the day to day, and the search for beauty and meaning. Her stories are sometimes whimsical, sometimes wistful, but always uplifting and hopeful. Most of her tales are set in the places she has lived and loved: small town Illinois, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and New York City. She has a PhD in English, specializing in Victorian Literature.  


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