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An enjoyable read that uses metaphor in a way that matches my own imagination’s need to be told a story. I visualize and sense the places, smells and feelings of these stories in a way that transports me right to the scene. I’ve read several vignettes twice because they’re relaxing in a full-body, sensory kind of way. As much I love intrigue and action, there are times when I need to drift into Ms. Chancellor’s dreamy world, and this book does it! Especially if you like the short story format, which perfectly suits my own reading habits, give it a try. Check it out!
Review "I read Chancellor's collection with admiration. The care with which she creates these seemingly ordinary lives is evident. She lets her characters live and insists that we care about them."—Corey Campbell, Center for Literary Publishing (Corey Campbell Center for Literary Publishing 2015-12-21)“These masterful and moving stories whisk us to the brittle edge, the place where pain splinters the husk from which understanding emerges.”—Lorraine López, author of Homicide Survivors Picnic, and Other Stories (Lorraine López 2015-03-04)“Bryn Chancellor is an amazing, sensitive, and thoughtful writer. . . . The depth on display in these carefully crafted, emotionally resonant stories is staggering.”—Kevin Wilson, author of Tunneling to the Center of the Earth and The Family Fang (Kevin Wilson 2015-03-04)“When Are You Coming Home? is a knockout! These nine stories turned me into an emotional pinball, zinging from humor to heartbreak and back again. Bryn Chancellor is the real thing, a true artist and one hell of a storyteller.”—Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow (Tayari Jones 2015-03-04)
When Are You Coming Home?: Stories (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction) Paperback – September 1, 2015 by Bryn Chancellor (Author) Review
Full disclosure: Bryn’s my daughter, so of course I’m going to give this a great review. That being said, I really did love these stories, some of which I had already read, but there were many which were new to me. Each time I would begin reading by thinking how weird it was that I was reading my own daughter’s story, but by the time I had gotten into the second page I was hooked on the characters and wondered how they would turn out. I like reading short stories, especially at night, as I can finish one in a relatively short time and then go to bed. (Of course, sometimes I would be thinking about the story and not be able to drop off to sleep right away, but that’s a different issue. ) All of the stories will make you think and care about what happens, sometimes for weeks after. A great book and a great read. Buy it; you’ll love it. -Read Reviews-
Chancellor deftly takes the reader through the tribulations and triumphs of a series of fascinating characters. From a lonely teenage girl attracted to an equally lonely groundskeeper to a locksmith drawn to a family life he has lost, each story explores new areas of the human psyche.
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