I continue this meme because of my love of short stories I am majorly bummed that more people aren’t taking part but then again a meme isn’t “good” because of the amount of people involved but the fun you get out of it and the quality of what is featured.
Today I am featuring a book by an author I just saw interviewed on a blog who’s host I <3 she’s way cool. Check out Stephanie’s interview with author Carolyn Moncel. When I saw short stories mentioned my ears perked right up and I though well there you go feature that book. Once I took a look at what the author had available I said yes I will, the blurb sounds interesting and I don’t argue with Stephanie.
Would you ever reveal a dark secret to a complete stranger – even if you knew you’d never meet that person again? This question is at the heart of author, Carolyn Moncel’s latest work, Railway Confessions – A Collection of Short Stories. As passengers traveling aboard a TGV train from Paris to Geneva one summer evening, three couples casually disclose very intimate, truthful details that could potentially transform their lives either for the better or for the worst. In the story, “My Brother’s Keeper,” a couple must come to terms with the murders that each of them had a hand in committing and their aftermaths; In “A Choice in the Matter,” another couple must address the questions of wanted and unwanted pregnancies and the circumstances for which such requests are ever acceptable; and in the last story entitled, “Pretty Prisons,” a last couple must deal with love, infidelity and all of its complexities. Ellery Roulet and Lola Sanchez from 5 Reasons to Leave a Lover return, and along with four others, confront their deepest fears with unexpected results.