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  • Posted November 26, 2012

    When one door closes another one opens, or so the saying goes. T

    When one door closes another one opens, or so the saying goes. This book is a collection of short stories by Ey Wade which share this image of one door closing only to reveal another door to the principal character. The stories center around strong, yet damaged and in some cases somewhat fragile women.

    There are four short stories and the finale which is a longer piece. Lesson Between the Lines is an interesting read as it is about a woman's reflections on a former lover. What she learned from him, both good and bad. Kind of a school of hard knocks reflection to be sure. "The Battle is not Between Us," is at it's heart a dark comedy and I enjoyed it probably the most of the short stories in the book. "No Regrets" is a kind of stand your ground tale of a woman finding her power after years of abuse. "The Cooking Class" is more of a light comedy about a shy boy with good intentions and a crush on his teacher. Ey doesn't often paint her male characters in as good a light as this one. I enjoyed it and could relate to the shy awkwardness of the male taking a cooking class, primarily because of the teacher.

    Betrayal is the longest of the collection. A disturbing tale about a young woman who is used for appearances sake and then cast aside once the husband has attained the career status he sought all along. It's pretty rough stuff and Wade doesn't pull any punches in the telling of this story. I can't say a lot more without spoilers. However, once you get into this story, it's just about impossible to put down. You just have to read it through to it's conclusion.
    This is a great book to pick up if you, like I was, are needing some short stories to fit in to a busy schedule - but yet want some thought provoking scenarios to hold your interest while reading and cause you to reflect on them between stories.

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