Though Bloom remains a practicing therapist, she's given up her day job on Yale's clinical psychology faculty to concentrate on writing. Readers who've sampled her work will applaud her decision. For some of these characters, sanity itself is problematic, but most are preoccupied with the more mundane challenges of love and lust, past and present, making contact and being understood. Half the stories in "Come to Me" are pieces of a jigsaw puzzle: "Three Stories" follows David Silverstein from his disrupted Canadian childhood ("Hyacinths") to marital crisis ("The Sight of You") and, years later, family tragedy ("Silver Water"); in "Henry and Marie," Silverstein's sexual rival and "his" wife move to North Carolina and continue "their" searches for love and happiness (in "Fault Lines" and "Only You," respectively). With a perceptive eye and a sure hand, Bloom economically captures the troubled lives of "normal" people and the "normal" lives of troubled people. "Come to Me" is a valuable acquisition in libraries where short fiction commands a following.