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Short Story Recommendation
I don’t usually read short stories but here I am writing another blog about a short story collection – Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom.
In her third collection of short stories, Bloom explores love in many different forms with her penetrating insights. Two sets of stories that form the core of the collection are really novellas – one set revolves around two couples, the other features a complicated relationship between a woman and her stepson. The four stand-alone stories are not as compelling but well worth reading.
I usually find my way to a short story collection after reading a novel by an author whose writing I have enjoyed. I then want to read other works by the author. This is no exception. I read this collection of short stories after reading Bloom’s Away. I recommend both.
I guess I am an occasional reader of short stories!
Where the God of Love Hangs Out