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Every Little Thing
     

Every Little Thing

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by Ash Omurah
 
Every Little Thing is a collection of interrelated short stories that begins with a young boy at a pet shop buying a "defected" stag beetle, an incident that serves as a springboard for various other interconnections that ripple through the lives of the book's characters.

They include a junior high school girl who is secretly ashamed that she lives a much less

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Every Little Thing is a collection of interrelated short stories that begins with a young boy at a pet shop buying a "defected" stag beetle, an incident that serves as a springboard for various other interconnections that ripple through the lives of the book's characters.

They include a junior high school girl who is secretly ashamed that she lives a much less privileged life than her best friend; a pair of shy high school students trying to improve their image in the eyes of their classmates; a college student who works nights as a bartender and finds herself at a crossroads in life; and a career-driven woman who is beginning to question the professional choices she has made.

In this life-affirming book, there are no characters with unfortunate lives, only characters with unfortunate outlooks. Personal handicaps-such as relative poverty, cripplingly introverted personalities, and physical disabilities-are not obstacles that need to be overcome, but qualities that give each character their unique identity. As each character grows through the pages of this book, you will realize that their stories are interwoven with each other and find yourself delving more deeply into the world of Every Little Thing.

Listen to a free audio reading of the first story, "The Boy and the Beetles," here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnBXMUOcSoo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780989232609
Publisher:
Babel Press U.S.A.
Publication date:
04/21/2014
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Every Little Thing 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want to read more! This novel starts from a heartwarming short tale. From the title, it seems to be an omnibus of little stories. However, it is not just a book as a simple heartwarming reader which could be easily forgettable. The more reading further the more I found myself getting involved in the stories. The reason of this feeling would be somekind of mysteriousness is in this book. The main characters are different in each other story but they have encountered in a loose way and still their connection are stated subtlely. I read accross the stories over and over again eagerly to get their relationship. Moreover, the setting of their ages are getting older along their thoughts are deeper. That is why readers are moved to reader further and over again. This novel is not only for youngsters but also worthy to read for the grown-ups to look back over their career and regain their power to follow after their dream. ¿¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every Little Thing is a series of inter-connected heart-warming short stories. There are several characters in the book and readers would find it easily accessible to the message of the book, which is to remind us how wonderful it is to try to live a life that you once dreamed of.  Younger readers should find these stories encouraging especially if they are facing some troubles.  An enjoyable read for everyone.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
.This rating 5 stars for me. I love heartwarming story and message's book. I really enjoyed reading this book and had a substance to stop and make me think. The story remind you about things being fair or not in your life. The narrative interweaves stories about various a heartwarming story and memorable with positive message. At the same time it is powerful and thoughtful. To find out you will have to read this memorable story filled with wonderfully developed characters and love If you haven't read his book, I'd encourage you to try this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of heartwarming stories. It starts from the story of the boy who want "defected" beetle. Then, about the girl who worry about being poor, the couple who cannot convey each other feeling, the office lady distressed by her job, boss and co-worker, the bar tender want to be a story writer and the couple both are teachers. It seems that each story is independent, but as you read, you will find each of them are correlated and finish as a long story. This book tells me that there is always somebody who care of me and, you are always connected with somebody even you feel an absolute loneliness. Some people might find this story of is too "simple", so I recommend this book for teenagers or people who rarely read books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the most remarkable books I've ever read. Initially, by watching the YouTube video of "The Boy and the Beetles" (very touching first story of this book), I thought this book was a collection of beautiful short stories. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that, although the book seemed to consist of several independent heart-warming short stories, all the pieces connected and turned out as one long novel which came together in the end. I was delighted with the wonderful composition. Thank you, Mr.Omurah, for a memorable book.