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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