Five Tuesdays in Winter

This is a terrific read.  Lily King has written a collection of short stories, some of which will leave you breathless. These 10 tales build with all sorts of emotions.  "Some of the tales are dark and some offer moments of sweetness.  One story tells of the delightful generosity in the exuberant pair of house sitting college sophomores who introduce their summer charge, an accidental late-life baby, to the ways of the world.  Another story shows the concern of a longtime partner of a gay man after his painful encounter with his former college roomate.  Click on the picture of the book to the left to read a wonderful review by Heller Mcalphin on NPR.  She describes each story with compassion and understanding.

I love short stories for a nice change of pace and this one does not disappoint.