Wednesday, May 8, 2019


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Synopsis (from Amazon):  From the bestselling author of P.S., I Love You, a fiercely feminist story collection that illuminates--sometimes in fantastical ways--how women of all kinds navigate the world today.

In this singular and imaginative story collection, Cecelia Ahern explores the endless ways in which women blaze through adversity with wit, resourcefulness, and compassion. Ahern takes the familiar aspects of women's lives--the routines, the embarrassments, the desires--and elevates these moments to the outlandish and hilarious with her astute blend of magical realism and social insight.

One woman is tortured by sinister bite marks that appear on her skin; another is swallowed up by the floor during a mortifying presentation; yet another resolves to return and exchange her boring husband at the store where she originally acquired him. The women at the center of this curious universe learn that their reality is shaped not only by how others perceive them, but also how they perceive the power within themselves.

By turns sly, whimsical, and affecting, these thirty short stories are a dynamic examination of what it means to be a woman in this very moment. Like women themselves, each story can stand alone; yet together, they have a combined power to shift consciousness, inspire others, and create a multi-voiced ROAR that will not be ignored. 

One (or more) Sentence Summary: What a great book, with a different twist on what us women deal with every day, yet it was so empowering.  We can make a difference by standing up and saying enough. My favorite short stories were The Women Who Was Kept on the Shelf and The Women Who Smiled.  All the stories are told with such imagination.  Very cleverly written and the short stories are independent of each other.
I am woman, hear ME roar....

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I haven't read a book by Cecilia Ahern in a while.  I read PS, I Love You; Love, Rosie and There's No Place Like Here.  I really enjoyed them (years ago)!

Cecelia Ahern is the author of the international bestsellers PS, I Love YouLove, RosieIf You Could See Me NowThere's No Place Like Here; and The Gift. Her novels have been translated into thirty-five languages and have sold more than twenty-five million copies in over fifty countries. Two of her books have been adapted as major films and she has created several TV series in the US and Germany. She lives in Dublin with her family.

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