Book Reviews of Wake: Stories

Wake: Stories
Wake Stories
Author: Beth Goldner
ISBN-13: 9781582432694
ISBN-10: 1582432694
Publication Date: 8/2003
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Book Type: Paperback
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A collection of short stories about people who each have suffered some of life's tragedies. Nice to read short stories, since you can get the whole tale quickly. Good bedtime book.
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A nice collection of short stories.
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Back Cover: The women of WAKE are suffering--or have suffered--a profound loss. Losses that leave them reeling and reaching--for escape, for a husband, a baby, a trinket, and sometimes things more elusive.

In the title story, two sisters are slowly losing their parents to mental illness.

In "Cliff-by-the-Sea", a soldier who has lost his sight in Vietnam is given a second chance through a new relationship with a daughter he didn't know he had.

In "Plan B" a woman loses her husband to an affair with someone much younger--and then her grip on sanity.

A hospice worker in "Outcomes" steals inconsequential tokens from her patients, a habit, both strange and intimate, that soon become a necessary part of her life.

This bravura performance from a fresh literary voice touches and delights as it nudges us toward greater recognition of lifes smallest--and most surprising--possibilities.
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A great collection of short stories of different varieties. "The women of Wake are suffering, or have suffered, a profound loss. Losses that leave them reeling and reaching, for escape, for a husband, a baby, a trinket and sometimes things far more elusive.

And best of all, my sister is the author!!