author: J. Jill Robinson
length or # of pages: 181
quick plot summary: This is actually a series of twelve short stories. (Back cover) The thing I particularly like in all of Jill's stories is the voice - it's knowing and witty, and incredibly observant of human nature. It's full of insightful surprises.
rating: 9 of 10
what makes this book worth reading: There is an interesting dichotomy of the narrative being distant, and almost cold at times while at the same time there is always a strong emotion invoked. Situations of the usual and unusual variety transport the reader into the roles of the main characters, and I often wondered if I would react in the same ways.
what could the author have done differently to make it better: Added a few more stories, I was definitely left wanting more.
would you recommend it? Yes.