BOOK REVIEW: EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY
This book includes a collection of ten short stories that recount a history of love in the twentieth century.
One is called Heaven and Hell. This story is about the father of the bride who is locked in the bathroom and struggles to get out in order to attend his daughter's wedding.
One of my favorites in this book is called Everybody Loves Somebody. Bob is very happy. Everything seems to be going great for him. He has a successful job and a nice car. Bob works for an advertising firm and he is known for having very persuasive powers when it came to negotiating with clients. As a result, he has landed some very good deals with his clients. Bob is the son of a school janitor and he finds it difficult to understand why everyone isn't rich. Bob was particularly happy on this beautiful autumn day as he was driving home to celebrate his daughter's six month birthday. His wife was baking a cake. He promised her he would be home at 5:30. He realized how hungry he was when he passed an advertisement for a turkey dinner. He drove a little farther and saw another sign advertising chicken wings. He still had a couple of hours to drive and decided to stop and eat. What does Bob encounter on the remainder of his trip home? You will be surprised.
Another favorite I enjoyed is called "Or Else". Nora Owen arrives alone in the city. She is a young and pregnant. The purpose of her trip to the city is to find a mother for her child. What method did Nora use to try and find a mother for her child?
Joanna Scott shows the readers that she has an enormous talent as a storyteller. As you read each story they will hold you in awe because they are so different from anything else you might have read. The author does a wonderful job of setting the stage for the story and draws the reader in from the beginning and continues to captivate them from there. As I read each story, I felt like I was being taking to a different dimension - almost like the old "Twilight Zone" shows. If you are looking for something to captivate you and for stories that are quite different from your normal everyday read, this is the book for you.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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