One Short Year [NOOK Book]

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College student Greta endures a shattered attempt at sophistication through wine class; teen surfer Kai struggles to find meaning as he copes with his father’s death; Andy, a wanna-be corporate climber, fumbles his image makeover before he even makes it into the office. Through a series of haiku-like vignettes and a short story, "One Short Year" takes you to the lives of various characters coping with poignant, sometimes funny, situations.

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One Short Year

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Overview

College student Greta endures a shattered attempt at sophistication through wine class; teen surfer Kai struggles to find meaning as he copes with his father’s death; Andy, a wanna-be corporate climber, fumbles his image makeover before he even makes it into the office. Through a series of haiku-like vignettes and a short story, "One Short Year" takes you to the lives of various characters coping with poignant, sometimes funny, situations.

"If you enjoy descriptive writing, compelling characters, and often enigmatic stories, it would be well worth your time to settle in with this little gem" --The Self-Publishing Review

"An intriguing book of short stories based on blog posts created throughout a year"--topbookreviewers.com

"Five out of Five stars"--Portland Book Review

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044222700
  • Publisher: Diane Dunning
  • Publication date: 12/19/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 535,589
  • File size: 138 KB

Meet the Author

Diane Dunning is a fiction writer. Her work includes "One Short Year," "Love, Mark" and "The River Secrets." Diane lives in the Monterey Bay area of California with her family and dogs.
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  • Posted September 19, 2013

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    "One Short Year by Diane Dunning is a good quick read and h

    "One Short Year by Diane Dunning is a good quick read and her method for writing the book was intriguing. Dunning created a blog when her kids went back to school and wrote a number of short story blog posts in order to find her voice as a fiction writer. The stories she included in One Short Year were the most popular on her blog. They are compiled into sections that are the four seasons: fall; winter; spring and summer.

    These are short vignettes and so some stories don’t have a definite start or finish to them; however all are engaging and down to earth and you are left thinking that Dunning may continue with some of the characters at a later time and perhaps spin off into a book. Some of the short stories have you laughing out loud and others make you stop and ponder. I think that part of the reason you tend to stop and think about some of these is because your imagination is able to take hold of the scene or character and carry on with how you think the story may progress or perhaps ponder what happened just before the story began. My absolute favourite was Love, Mark. This had not been published before and is about two sisters and their summer vacation. It was heartfelt and real. One Short Year is easy to read in one sitting and I am looking forward to more from Diane Dunning." - TBR TopBookReviewers

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