BOOK REVIEW

     BROWNSVILLE  STORIES-OSCAR CASARES

This book consists of several short stories that take place in Brownsville, Texas a town close to the Mexican border.  As the book states, Brownsville is a town where men and women work hard to create better lives for their families, where people sometimes bear grudges against their neighbors, where love blossoms only to fade, and where the one real certainty is that life holds surprises.

One story is about a young boy who finds a way to revenge an older man who is making fun of his father.  Another story is about a woman who talks her husband into buying adjoining burial plots even though they are only in their thirties, and another is about an unreturned borrowed hammer.  These are stories that will make you think once you have read them. 

If you are looking for something different to read, you have to buy this book.  Each story has a colorful cast of characters and teaches us a lesson about life.  The book is an easy read, which can be done in one day.  We look forward to another book of short stories by Oscar Casares.


NANCY EATON

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR, NANCY EATON

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