Bonds of Love and Blood: Short Stories

Bonds of Love and Blood: Short Stories

by Marylee MacDonald
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Twelve stories of wayward travelers. Twelve stamps on the passport of the soul.

Walter struggles to see past his disfigurement, but a trip to Thailand and a mysterious woman may challenge his quest for perfection. Married to a workaholic, Leslie is accustomed to solitude until her overbearing Indian mother-in-law turns her kitchen into a verbal battlefield. A woman looks for the perfect souvenir in the Turkish Bazaar and instead finds a passionate love affair. From ice storms in Maine to swimming pools in Vera Cruz, errant souls must grapple with past baggage to forge profound connections and a new sense of direction.

Bonds of Love & Blood is a poignant collection of prize-winning stories featuring life’s unexpected arrivals and departures. If you like intimate accounts of lives at the crossroads, vibrant portrayals of global locales, and elegantly-crafted prose, then you’ll love Marylee MacDonald’s compelling tales of travel.

Buy Bonds of Love & Blood to embark on a heart-wrenching journey of love, loss, and redemption today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732078734
Publisher: Marylee MacDonald
Publication date: 11/12/2018
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Marylee MacDonald is a former carpenter, mother of five, and writing coach. Her fiction has won many honors, including the Barry Hannah Prize, the Ron Rash Award, the Jeanne M. Leiby Chapbook Competition, the ALR Fiction Prize, a Gold Medal for Drama, a Silver Medal for Short Stories, and many other honors. In her free time she loves to travel and hike in the wine country of California.

Table of Contents


The Ambassador of Foreign Affairs

Bonds of Love & Blood

Pancho Villa’s Coin

Almost Paradise

Key West

Proud To Be An American

Weekend in Baltimore


Two Trains in Manmad

Finding Peter

The Bean Grower

Book Club Questions


About the Author

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