Book Reviews of The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories

The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories
The Secrets of a Fire King Stories
Author: Kim Edwards
ISBN-13: 9780393040265
ISBN-10: 0393040267
Publication Date: 3/1997
Pages: 234
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
Wonderful reading. All the short stories just send you to another place. I could hardly put the book down the author writes in such a beautiful flowing way that keeps you reading and reading. This is the first book of her's I have read and will continue to read more and more. Eliquence in liturature.
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This is a great book of stories, very thought provoking. Some are heart breaking, others are fantasies that seem very real. I loved the book.
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I love Kim Edwards as a writer, this book is compiled of short stories. I must admit I liked some of the short stories more than others
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Taken from back cover:
Eleven stories set in various parts of the world. In Sky Juice, a girl in Malaysia escapes prostitution by becoming a mail-order bride, The Way It Felt to Be Falling is on a woman sky diver, and in The Story of My Life a woman discovers her anti-abortion mother is no saint herself.

I really enjoyed this book. It is a series of short stories, roughly 20 pages each. They were all great stories, leaving you wanting more and wishing, in some cases, that the story was a whole book so you could see what would happen. I really enjoyed The Memory Keeper's Daughter, so I was happy that the author did not disappoint me with this one.
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From Library Journal
Many of the award-winning stories in this first collection feature strong, pragmatic women as protagonists, usually motivated by love in its broadest sense: A 19-year-old finds hidden strength after skydiving with an unstable boyfriend; a lonely, uprooted Asian woman makes a life in America; the cleaning woman of a famous scientist idolizes her employer despite suffering physically because of his experiments; a wife connects best with her husband during the time of their greatest challenge. Edwards utilizes her perceptual ability and keen eye for detail to delineate believable characters, many of whom are facing unique challenges. Their haunting situations are effectively complemented by unusual settings in Asia, America and Europe. Recommended for all literary collections
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I enjoyed this book!! It was a quick read and the author really grabbed my interest with the short stories.
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each of these stories was really well written, interesting, and very different from one another. A treat, especially if you enjoyed The Memory Keeper's Daughter.
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A great collection of short stories. I will read this again