A lyrical, poignant collection…
The stories about breaking and rebuilding, losing and finding, and families occupy the theme of Tara’s brilliant story collection. Written in lyrical prose, “One More Thing to Make You Proud,” is both raw and honest. “Prisons” is a heart wrenching and heartwarming tale at once as it explores the deeper meaning of what it means to be the family. In “Fire Fighting,” the dark, bleak conclusion reveals Tara’s excellent skill at demonstrating irony. “The Baby Losers Club,” the standout of the collection, is a moving exploration of pain and loss; what people fail to acquire or lose; and what they actually give up because of what they couldn’t have and leaves a long-lasting resonance in the reader’s mind. This impressive collection is a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of family dynamics and relationships, and Tara brings life to the story collection with a voice that immediately demands attention.
Tenderness and Troubling Times: A Collection of Stories
by Tara Wine-Queen
Pub date November 7, 2019
Price $1.01 (USD), $10.99 (Paperback)