In this singular and imaginative story collection, Cecelia Ahern explores the endless ways in which women blaze through adversity with wit, resourcefulness, and compassion. Ahern takes the familiar aspects of women's lives--the routines, the embarrassments, the desires--and elevates these moments to the outlandish and hilarious with her astute blend of magical realism and social insight.
One woman is tortured by sinister bite marks that appear on her skin; another is swallowed up by the floor during a mortifying presentation; yet another resolves to return and exchange her boring husband at the store where she originally acquired him. The women at the center of this curious universe learn that their reality is shaped not only by how others perceive them, but also how they perceive the power within themselves.
By turns sly, whimsical, and affecting, these thirty short stories are a dynamic examination of what it means to be a woman in this very moment. Like women themselves, each story can stand alone; yet together, they have a combined power to shift consciousness, inspire others, and create a multi-voiced ROAR that will not be ignored.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Cecelia Ahern is the author of the international bestsellers PS, I Love You; Love, Rosie; If You Could See Me Now; There's No Place Like Here; and The Gift. Her novels have been translated into thirty-five languages and have sold more than twenty-five million copies in over fifty countries. Two of her books have been adapted as major films and she has created several TV series in the US and Germany. She lives in Dublin with her family.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Beautifully written with thought and humor. Cleverly personifies most of the women I've known and they're portrayed as strong, and clever and with humor. I came off reading this, wishing I still taught high school English. This is a must read for teenage girls and for my girlfriends in their seventies. I can't wipe the grin off my face tonight.
Thirty short stories about women and for women. They cover a wide range of topics from aging to stress to marriage and careers. All the women in the stories have an issue to resolve. I’m not usually a fan of short stories, but I think this collection is very good. Cecelia Ahern is a talented writer and this book shows just how sharp and skillful a wordsmith she is. Of course I liked some stories better than others. Like the one about a woman being fed by a duck and learning to speak up for herself, or the woman who tried on her husband’s shoes and discovered what life is like for him. All the stories are very clever and all of them have a point to them. If you like women’s fiction, then don’t miss this one!