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Slices of Life
     

Slices of Life

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by Georgia Beers
 

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How many people do you cross paths with on any
given day? A dozen? Twenty? Fifty? Ever stop to
wonder how many of them might have more in
common with you than you realize? What about your
mail carrier? Your Zumba instructor? Your
mechanic? The girl at the cash register of the
supermarket? Your waiter? The person behind you in
line at the

Overview

How many people do you cross paths with on any
given day? A dozen? Twenty? Fifty? Ever stop to
wonder how many of them might have more in
common with you than you realize? What about your
mail carrier? Your Zumba instructor? Your
mechanic? The girl at the cash register of the
supermarket? Your waiter? The person behind you in
line at the bank? The truth is, we each have contact—
however fleeting—with countless people each day
about whom we know little to nothing.

Join award-winning author Georgia Beers as she
explores this very concept in Slices of Life, her first
collection of connected short stories. Each story
gives you a glimpse into the life of a character who
happens to be a lesbian. Some are in love. Some are
in trouble. Some are just going about their day. And
at some point during that day, each character will
cross paths with another, and then you’ll get a
glimpse into her life.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015754209
Publisher:
Brisk Press
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
465,492
File size:
256 KB

Meet the Author

Lambda and Golden Crown Literary Award-winning author Georgia Beers lives in Rochester, New York, with her wife of 18 years, their teenage niece, two dogs, and a cat. This is her ninth novel.

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Slices of Life 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Sage320 More than 1 year ago
It's always nice when a book, or in this case, novella, takes a different approach to the normal format and provides an interesting hook for the reader. Georgia Beers accomplished this in her collection Slices of Life. The collection provides a glimpse into the lives of eleven different characters. Each of them deals with a situation that isn't unique, but can be instructive. There is the secretary involved with the cheating boss, a UPS delivery woman who fails to see her own attractiveness to others and a woman who realizes through her most important friendship that she needs to redefine her life. As the chapters progress through the teacher, the barista, the landscape architect and others, the reader is allowed into the lives of every-day people, where nothing extraordinary happens, but something significant does. Each one is a "slice" of that character's life, as if the reader dropped in for just a moment to witness what is happening. The stories seem to tell more because each one features the character for the next chapter, so the reader is progressing through each link in a chain. Eventually the novella comes full circle when the final chapter deals with the partner of the cheater from the first vignette. The beauty of this volume is that it leaves the reader wanting more. Any one of the stories could be turned into a full length novel and it's quite possible that the reader will want that. The resolution to each situation is indicated but not spelled out, so you can almost imagine the reader saying, "But what happened next?" It's good to give the work of new writers a chance, but it's also helpful to know which authors can be depended on to deliver a good story. Beers goes in that list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago