In his dedication of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis said to the young people for whom he wrote, "Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." not so GRIMM is a collection for those who are ready for fairy tales. The stories take place in our familiar world, but the author also pulls back the curtain between this reality and another in surprising scenes, evoking the old tales while tapping the shoulder of the 21st-century conscience.
|Publisher:||Laughing Cactus Press imprint Silver Boomer Books|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
In retirement, Becky has become an editor/partner in Silver Boomer Books. Currently residing in St. Louis, Misouri, with husband Dave Haigler, Becky participates in several writers’ groups. While living in Shreveport, she was named to the Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s Artists Roster in the literary category. She has two daughters and three granddaughters.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Becky Haigler calls these short stories "Magic Realism" and suggests they evolve from a Latin American writers like Laura Esquival's LIKE WATER FROM CHOCOLATE and the works of Borges, Cortázar, and García-Márquez. I don't know the work of the other writers, but I do know I'm intrigued by what Haigler has done! I just love the way you're reading along and suddenly the unbelievable happens - quite believably! It's superb stuff. You'll be hooked from the first paragraph of the first story: "Flowers didn't actually fall from Evita's lips - not at first, and not all the time. Even Evita herself didn't know for a long time what happened when she spoke. On the South Texas hacienda of the Montalvo family, with formal gardens and flowering hedges, no one found a stray flower here and there very remarkable."