This collection contains seven of Rachel Elizabeth Cole's touching short stories.
In "Fallen Leaves," a mother must come to terms with the bad blood between her late husband's grandmother and herself. In "Listen to the Rain," a young couple going through a rough patch struggles to find happiness. In "Caring for Lily," a young mother wrestles with her decision to return to work. In "For Good or For Bad," a dissastisfied wife must decide if she'll risk everything for her ex-boyfriend. In "Is This Seat Taken?," two strangers connect briefly at a bus station. A woman cleaning out her dead mother’s attic digs through old feelings about the adoption of her son and the woman she swore she'd never be like in “Boxes of Dust.” And, in “Miss Popularity,” will a hallway encounter ruin a young teen girl’s chances at her new school?
Heartfelt, bittersweet, and poignant, these short stories explore the moments where we spread our fledgling wings, take that leap, and learn to fly.
|Publisher:||Tangled Oak Press|
|File size:||280 KB|
About the Author
Rachel Elizabeth Cole is a novelist and short story writer whose work has appeared, among other places, in Cahoots, Literary Mama, Gator Springs Gazette, and Flashquake. Even though she hates the rain, she lives just outside Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, their two sons, and two very spoiled house rabbits.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I liked very much. Although the stories are indeed short, the truth is that I felt in them an extremely sensitive depth. I think each story has a story within that appeal to sentiment. Transforming everyday things into touching things is definitely a gift.
Learning to Fly by Rachel Elizabeth Cole Lot of stories with different subjects Fallen Leaves The grandmother that took in her husband as a child and raised him has fallen and in the hospital gets pneumonia and dies. Her family is together and they learn how the father dies. . Listen to the Rain Husband is overwhelmed with a new wife, baby on the way and he leaves work to apply for another job because he needs more money... . Caring for Lily Looking for a daycare for Lily. . For Good and for Bad She will always wonder about her old boyfriend even though now she is married... . Is This Seat Taken Bus station where one is heading home from college and the other is on her way to LA. . Enjoyed this collection as it deals with everyday hardships..