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Jigs  Reels : Stories
Jigs Reels Stories
Author: Joanne Harris
Novelist Joanne Harris has received widespread critical acclaim as the creator of richly evocative tales that vividly bring to life the world, rituals, and cuisine of rural France. Now the bestselling author of Holy Fools and Chocolat widens her horizons with Jigs & Reels -- her first ever collection of short stories. ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060590130
ISBN-10: 0060590130
Publication Date: 9/1/2004
Pages: 288
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  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
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doodlina avatar reviewed Jigs Reels : Stories on + 26 more book reviews
I'm a fan of Joanne Harris, so I was surprised to find that I didn't like any of the stories in this book.
They seem incomplete, more like personal exercises in writing.
I kept reading the next one hoping it will get better, it didn't.
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This was a pretty good book, considering I don't usually like short stories! :)

For one, the foreword by the author was pretty neat. I like when authors talk about books and stories that influenced them!
Each one of the stories in this book was unique from the next, and for some of them, I mean UNIQUE in the complete 180 sense. I was surprised! I am now eager to read this author's other work.

My favorite story was the first one, Faith and Hope Go Shopping. Whenever I read stories about the elderly's thoughts I have to check myself when speaking to them, just to ensure I am not making offensive comments. I loved that story!


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