Title: Honeydew
Authors: Pearlman, Edith
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 275
Year: 2015
Publisher: John Murray Publishing
Language: English
Description: From Tenderfoot's, the pedicure parlour to Forget Me Not's, the antique store, many of the twenty stories in this short story collection are set in the fictional Boston suburb of Godolphin. Often linked, often playful, each story offers an acute view of everyday life, highlighting the unexpected in the ordinary minutiae of living.

Anaesthetist, patient, headmistress, shop owner to name but a few: all are treated with respect and compassion with the resultant stories witty and satisfying.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"I can't imagine any reader not being entertained, uplifted and inspired by these short stories."

"Fascinating characters, colourfully drawn."

"These stories are amazingly complete and satisfying for short tales."

"The assorted situations presented in seemingly ordinary lives provide ample scope for Pearlman to capture entertaining and revealing complexities of life."

"The writing is highly readable - colourful and punchy, depicting people and places with clarity.

"Most of the characters and their stories are odd and unusual and yet totally believable."

Categories: Fiction, Short Stories, Community, Contemporary, Relationships, 2017 Titles, Blind Foundation book


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By: WELL 007 2018-05-25 12:37:36
Our final opinion was that it was very good. To begin with there was confusion with some stories. One member felt the author was dictating her own opinion. Another thought that all the stories were amazing.

By: WHANG 008 2018-05-03 13:21:47
Mixed feelings about 'Honeydew'. She is an excellent writer, but the group found themselves enjoying some stories while not being able to engage with others.

By: NGON 002 2018-05-03 13:16:10
The 'Honeydew' short stories drew a mixed reaction from our group. However as discussion flowed, even those who said they didn't like the more macabre or darker stories, appreciated many of the characters in the other stories as well as the great writing, so overall the book got a tick from the group.

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